We are (hopefully) heading toward publication of The Crocodile Hunter in two weeks so I have gone ahead and added my review of the book to its own dedicated page.
Many thanks to the kind folk at Hodder books for sending me an advance reading copy.
The Crocodile Hunter is currently scheduled for release on 15 April 2021.
Just a quick note that the publication date of The Crocodile Hunter has been put back a couple of months from February to 15 April 2021.
This is due to the ongoing pandemic where bookshops are closed under lockdown restrictions.
Here is the cover image, blurb and release date for the new Gerald Seymour novel, The Crocodile Hunter.
A thrilling story of the secret services, their enemies and the society they operate in, building with unrelenting suspense to a superb climax, The Crocodile Hunter is Gerald Seymour writing at the top of his powers.
In the office at MI5 where he works, they call Jonas Merrick ‘the eternal flame’. It isn’t a compliment. It’s because he never goes out. He never goes undercover, never does surveillance, never goes with the teams that kick down the doors or seize the suspects off the street. He commutes into work and sits at his desk and then he goes home.
But Jonas has qualities the hot-shots fail to notice: a steely concentration, a ruthless ability to focus and find the enemy hiding in plain sight.
Hearing of a British Jihadi returning from Syria with murderous plans, Jonas sends out for a telling photograph: a crocodile, almost submerged, just its eyes above water as it waits for unsuspecting prey to drink at the riverbank.
Coming ashore near Dover, Cameron Jilkes is a young man from a broken home and a failed education, trained in the harshest theatre of war, driven to rage by loss and pain.
And this time, ‘the eternal flame’ must go out – to hunt the crocodile himself.
The Crocodile Hunter is published in hardback and ebook in the UK on 18 February 2021.
Just a quick update to say that the most recent Gerald Seymour novel is out in paperback from tomorrow. The official publication date for Beyond Recall is 12 November 2020.
It seems we have the title of next year’s book. According to both amazon.co.uk and fantasticfiction the next book is called Crocodile Hunter.
Based on comments Gerald Seymour made on his Facebook page, crocodiles refer to ISIS sleeper cells in Europe.
Thanks to Ross for the alert.
I got a message from Susanna that will be of interest to Gerald Seymour’s readers in the Cardiff area.
Once again I’m delighted to let you know that I will be interviewing Gerald this coming Wednesday, 12th February 2020 at Park End Church in Cardiff, CF23 6EG and it’s a free event.
Not only will Gerald be answering questions from the audience, he will be signing and selling his latest book as well as back copies of some of his earlier work.
To join us just contact Susanna at email@example.com
Update. Here’s the Facebook link for the Friends of Rhydypennau Library Events where there Are photos and a description of the event…
I’ve finally had a chance to read the new Gerald Seymour novel Beyond Recall and a new page has been added for the book.
Just a quick note that the new Gerald Seymour novel, Beyond Recall, is published today in the UK by Hodder books.
I’ve not got my copy yet so a review will follow after I’ve had a chance to read it.
Gerald Seymour’s most recent novel, titled Battle Sight Zero, is officialy published in paperback in the UK today by Hodder Books.
The Kalashnikov AK47. A weapon with a unique image. A symbol of freedom fighters and terrorists across the globe. Undercover officer Andy Knight has infiltrated an extremist group intent on bringing the rifle to Britain – something MI5 have been struggling for years to prevent.
He befriends Zeinab, the young Muslim student from Yorkshire who is at the centre of the plot. All Zeinab needs to do is travel to the impoverished high-rise estates of Marseilles and bring one rifle home on a test run. Then many more will follow – and with them would come killing on an horrendous scale.
Zeinab is both passionate and attractive, and though Andy knows that the golden rule of undercover work is not to get emotionally attached to the target, sometimes rules are impossible to follow.
Supremely suspenseful, Battle Sight Zero follows Andy and Zeinab to the lethal badlands of the French port city, simultaneously tracking the extraordinary life journey of the blood-soaked weapon they are destined to be handed there.
After finding the new listing for Beyond Recall last night I also discovered three new covers of some of Gerald Seymour’s earlier novels, namely The Collaborator, The Dealer and the Dead and The Outsiders.
These new covers are in line with the recent cover designs for Battle Sight Zero and A Damned Serious Business. Perhaps more new covers will follow.