From Russia with hackers

Just spotted this today on the Facebook.

Gerald Seymour will be appearing at the Edinburgh International Book Festival to discuss his latest novel, A Damned Serious Business.

The event From Russia with Hackers is on Wednesday August 15, 5.30pm at the Spark Theatre on George Street.

Tickets can be bought from the following site.

https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/the-festival/whats-on/gerald-seymour-12054

The Eternal Flame audio book short story

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This is something of an oddity that I spotted this week. It appears that there is an audio book of a Gerald Seymour short story titled The Eternal Flame.

It seems to be out on both Download and CD formats and was apparently released on 28 January.

Jonas Merrick – mockingly nicknamed ‘Eternal Flame’ by his colleagues at MI6 because he was desk bound and considered a long redundant encyclopaedia of names and faces – was on the edge of retirement.

Having escaped his own insincere retirement party and taken refuge on a bench within the grounds of Thames House, he finds himself sitting next to Winston Gunn, a young man drawn into the Jihadi activist net while serving 18 months imprisonment. A young man packed tightly with explosives ready for detonation….

New novel Battle Sight Zero out in 2019

The latest Gerald Seymour novel was only just published in January but already there’s a listing for next year’s book titled Battle Sight Zero on Amazon.co.uk.

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.

Battle Sight Zero is due for publication in hardback from Hodder on 10 January 2019 and is priced at £17.99. Obviously all this can change between then and now.

Thanks to Ross for the alert.

Library appearance

Sue has reminded me that Gerald Seymour is being interviewed at Rhydypennau library in Cardiff next Wednesday night, 31st January 2018. The event is free entry and he’ll also be selling and signing A Damned Serious Business.

Jericho’s War paperback alert

Just a quick alert that the new paperback edition of Jericho’s War is officially published by Hodder books on Thursday 30 November 2017.

That will be followed in January by the new hardback, A Damned Serious Business. I’ve finished reading my advance copy and a review will be up soon(ish).

Finally thanks to Sue for letting me know that Gerald will be talking about, signing and selling his latest book in a little Welsh library on 31 January. Details on Friends of Rhydypennau Library Events Facebook page.

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