A Damned Serious Business preview

A look at Amazon UK today revealed the title and blurb of the next Gerald Seymour novel. A Damned Serious Business is out in hardback on 4 January 2018.

Here is the blurb…

There is a new cold war raging and its frontline warriors are Russian hackers – gang-members working freelance for the FSB, successor to the KGB. Massive thefts of personal information, electoral interference, catastrophic disruption of commercial and social services, banks, airlines, even whole countries disabled – this is happening now.

Nicknamed ‘Boot’ because of his obsession with the Duke of Wellington and the battle of Waterloo, Edwin Coker is a case officer at the Vauxhall headquarters of MI6. When a young hacker falls into his hands and reveals details of a secret meeting, Boot conceives a daring plan to strike back – not with a computer virus of his own, but with a bomb that will seriously damage the Russian operation, spreading fear and distrust.

Now Boot and his little team need a ‘deniable’ handler to deliver the explosives across the border from Estonia into Russia and bring the hacker back out. They turn to Merc, an ex-soldier fighting in Iraq, a gun-for-hire who knows how to get out of a tight spot. They hope.

From the moment Merc sets out to cross the River Narva things do not go to plan and when the hacker’s sister becomes involved, his mission turns from tough to near impossible. The scene is set for a classic story of pursuit and evasion and an epic battle for survival.

As always this far out it’s possible that the title and indeed the release date will change.

Next untitled novel publication date

There is no title or plot information yet, but the next untitled Gerald Seymour novel is set for publication on 12 January 2017, at least according to Amazon UK.

Also I seem to recall seeing that the paperback of No Mortal Thing is due out in November 2016. I’ll see if I can pin that one down.

No Mortal Thing out now

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The official publication date for No Mortal Thing is 7 January 2016 which is still a week away. However I have just spotted copies of the hardcover on sale in my local branch of Tesco for £9. Handy for those of us who don’t want to wait.

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