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The Saboteur: The gripping follow-up to a TIMES thriller of the year

Simon Conway

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Espionage & spy thriller, Political / legal thriller

A stunning, apocalyptic standalone sequel to The Stranger.

'There's a healthy crop of younger spy writers just now, and Simon Conway is among the pick of the bunch. His military background renders the action scenes bloodily and the novel's apocalyptic scenario all too plausibly . . . Fire in the hole' - The Times

'A superb writer, with great imagination, inventiveness and the ability to portray events with simplicity and urgency' - Michael Jecks, author of Act of Vengeance

'Conway has created, with Jude Lyon, a very modern hero, and one who will run for many more stories, I hope. Basically, if you are going to read any thriller this year, make it this one' - Shots Magazine

The terrorist Guy Fowle has escaped from prison.

Jude Lyon of MI-6 has been saved from a Syrian ambush by his lover - and enemy? - Julia Ermolaeva.

A mysterious Russian has been murdered in London and his thumb cut off.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has made an unfortunate social connection at a party, which he hopes he can keep secret.

And suddenly, the world is literally going up in flames.

Jude needs to start putting together the pieces of this jigsaw and quickly, because someone is putting into play a terrifying Russian plan to disable and destroy the UK. Once it has begun, it is designed to be impossible to stop.

Bad enough if that someone is the Russian government. Worse if it is the psychopathic genius Fowle, otherwise known as The Stranger.

Packed with stunning action, political intrigue, authentic tradecraft, emotion, shocks and nail-biting suspense, The Saboteur takes the spy thriller to new heights.

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Simon Conway

Simon Conway is a former British Army officer and international aid worker. He has cleared landmines and the other debris of war across the world. As Co-Chair of the Cluster Munition Coalition he successfully campaigned to achieve an international ban on cluster bombs.


He is a director at The HALO Trust, coordinating the charity's response to the urbanisation of warfare and growing use of improvised explosive devices.


He lives in Glasgow with his wife the journalist and broadcaster Sarah Smith. He has two daughters.


A LOYAL SPY, his third novel, won the 2010 CWA Steel Dagger Award for Best Thriller of the year.


Visit Simon Conway's website at www.simonconwaybooks.com and follow Simon on Twitter @simongconway and Instagram @simongconway

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