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Battle Sight Zero

Battle Sight Zero

The brand new novel from 'Britain's finest thriller novelist' (i Paper on A Damned Serious Business)

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ISBN 9781473663541
Barcode 9781473663541
Published 24 January 2019 by Hodder & Stoughton
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Seymour, Gerald
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ISBN-13 9781473663541
ISBN-10 1473663547
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Imprint Hodder & Stoughton
Publication Date 24 January 2019
International Publication Date 10 January 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Seymour, Gerald
Category Adventure / Thriller
Crime & Mystery Fiction
Number of Pages 448
Dimensions Width: 192mm
Height: 241mm
Spine: 34mm
Weight 680g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Marseille France - Fiction
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 922718

Description of this Book

A searing novel of trust and betrayal in the fight against terrorism. The Kalashnikov AK47 is a weapon with a unique image, symbol of freedom fighters and terrorists across the globe. In a fanatic's hands, inside a crowded shopping mall, it can bring death and mutilation to scores of people in a matter of seconds. MI5 have struggled for years to keep this rifle out of Britain. Andy Knight is a young truck driver. Last year he was doing something different and had another name. Next year, if he survives, he'll be someone else again. That is the dangerous, lonely life of an undercover officer. Andy has befriended Zeinab, a young Muslim student from a small Yorkshire town who is a central part of a murderous, extremist plot. Connections have been made through a veteran Manchester gangster with a source of AK47s in the impoverished, drug-ridden, high rise estates of Marseilles. If Zeinab can find a driver and bring one rifle home on a test run, many more will follow: this is the nightmare scenario for the security forces - with them would come killing on an horrendous scale. Zeinab is both passionate and attractive, and Andy had had drilled into him that the golden rule of undercover work is not to get emotionally close to the target. But, sometimes rules are difficult - impossible - to keep to. Battle Sight Zero follows Andy and Zeinab on their path to the lethal badlands of the French port city, simultaneously tracking the extraordinary life journey of the veteran blood-soaked weapon they are destined to be handed there.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Ask aficionados who is Britain's finest thriller writer, and many would answer the veteran Gerald Seymour... A Damned Serious Business sees him once again firing on all cylinders...The hazardous mission is palm-sweatily convincing * Guardian on A Damned Serious Business * Britain's finest thriller novelist is still the veteran Gerald Seymour, whose touch remains sure * i Paper on A Damned Serious Business * He now writes better endings than anyone else, and the extended finale is particularly brilliantly orchestrated. * The Sunday Times, Thriller of the Month on A Damned Serious Business *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Gerald Seymour exploded onto the literary scene in 1975 with the massive bestseller HARRY'S GAME. The first major thriller to tackle the modern troubles in Northern Ireland, it was described by Frederick Forsyth as 'like nothing else I have ever read' and it changed the landscape of the British thriller forever. Gerald Seymour was a reporter at ITN for fifteen years. He covered events in Vietnam, Borneo, Aden, the Munich Olympics, Israel and Northern Ireland. He has been a full-time writer since 1978.

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