Vagabond proof arrives

A nice surprise was waiting for me when I got home from work this evening. My proof copy of the new novel by Gerald Seymour, Vagabond, has arrived.


Thanks to the nice folk at Hodder books for the review copy. The review will be up on this site in due course.

Vagabond will be published in the UK on 17 July 2014 which suddenly is not far off at all.

Larger Vagabond cover image

A larger cover image of the new Gerald Seymour novel, Vagabond, has now appeared on Amazon UK.


Interestingly (or not) they have changed the colour of the hoodie as seen in the previous image from red to green.

Vagabond is due out in the UK on 17 July 2014.

And here’s the blurb while I’m at it.

It was a dirty job in a dirty war.

Danny Curnow, known in the army family by his call sign, Vagabond, ran agents, informers. Played God with their lives and their deaths, and was the best at his job – and he quit when the stress overwhelmed him.

Now he lives in quiet isolation and works as a guide to tourists visiting the monuments and cemeteries of an earlier, simpler, conflict on Normandy’s D-Day beaches.

Until the call comes from an old boss, Bentinick.

Violence in Northern Ireland is on the rise again. Weapons are needed for a new campaign. Gaby Davies of MI5, sparky and ambitious, runs the double agent Ralph Exton, who will be the supposed middle man in brokering an arms deal with a Russian contact, Timofey.

The covert world of deception and betrayal was close to destroying Danny across the Irish Sea. Fifteen years later the stakes are higher, the risks greater, and there is an added agenda on the table. If he wants to survive, Danny will have to prove, to himself, that he has not softened, that he is as hard and ruthless as before.

VAGABOND shows Gerald Seymour writing at the top of his powers and returning to the territory of some of his greatest bestsellers, Harry’s Game, Field of Blood and The Journeyman Tailor.