Timebomb

Timebomb

by Gerald Seymour
     
 

Hard on the heels of last year's brilliant The Collaborator comes this multilayered novel of espionage and crime.
In 1992, after being fired from a top secret nuclear facility, a KGB operative buried a nuclear suitcase—a dirty bomb. Sixteen years later he has found a buyer. Traveling with the buyer is an undercover agent, working for MI6. But as their

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Hard on the heels of last year's brilliant The Collaborator comes this multilayered novel of espionage and crime.
In 1992, after being fired from a top secret nuclear facility, a KGB operative buried a nuclear suitcase—a dirty bomb. Sixteen years later he has found a buyer. Traveling with the buyer is an undercover agent, working for MI6. But as their shadowy journey begins, it becomes clear that their man is beginning to suffer from Stockholm Syndrome, and the whole operation is very likely to be thrown into jeopardy. Displaying a fast-paced narrative and an in-depth knowledge of international politics, Timebomb is a racing thriller to keep you reading late into the night.

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"Seymour, who is classed with espionage luminaries like Ambler and le Carre, has crafted a convoluted plot and a host of complex and exquisitely tormented characters, but it's his focus on human frailty that makes Timebomb a winner." — Booklist

"Intricately crafted and clocklike in its controlled release of psychological and geopolitical tension."

Kirkus Reviews

"Seymour shifts focus among his large cast with a nimbleness that heightens suspense, sustains interest and creates a rooter's sympathy for (or at least an understanding of) even the most violent characters . . . To the author's aesthetic credit, Timebomb ticks to a satisfying if ambiguous conclusion." — Wall Street Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780593060056
Publisher:
Transworld Publishers Limited
Publication date:
09/16/2008
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.31(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.44(d)

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"Three British masters of suspense, Graham Greene, Eric Ambler, and John le Carre, have been joined by a fourth—Gerald Seymour." —New York Times

"A richly imagined novel that bristles with authenticity . . . a realistic portrait of a side of Naples that tourists rarely see." —Washington Post

Meet the Author

Gerald Seymour spent 15 years as an international television news reporter with ITN specializing in the subject of terrorism. His first novel was the acclaimed thriller Harry's Game. He has since written 24 novels, six of which have been filmed for television.

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