It’s hard to believe but it’s now twenty years since A Line in the Sand was published in hardback. I remember it coming out in January and a check of Amazon UK confirms it was published on 2 January 1999.
It was Gerald Seymour’s eighteenth novel so it’s sits halfway between Harry’s Game and the latest book Battle Sight Zero.
A Line In the Sand was the story of a man who had given information to the intelligence services which lead to the deaths of people working on Iranian weapons programs. He’s given a new identity back in England. However the Iranians find out where he is an send an assassin to take revenge.
It was later adapted as a TV drama with Ross Kemp.
On a personal note this was one of the few Gerald Seymour novels I didn’t have a hardback copy of as I had bought the book as a trade paperback. Recently I got a hardback copy (via a popular internet auction site). Only then I realised I was buying my copy exactly twenty years late.
Hopefully I’ll be able to get around to revisiting the book with my nice “new” hardback sometime this year.