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.

No Mortal Thing release date changed

Just a quick update regarding the release date on the new novel No Mortal Thing. The book was originally due to come out in July 2015. I’ve just had word from Hodder books that the release date has now been set for January 2016.

So that’s a slightly longer gap between books. But I think we’ve been lucky to have a new book released every summer since 2008, by my reckoning.

Additionally a look at the Amazon UK listings shows that Hodder is planning a special 40th anniversary edition of Harry’s Game for the later part of this year. More news on that as I get it.

Vagabond paperback out now

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Yes, it’s that time again, tomorrow is New Gerald Seymour Paperback Day and Vagabond will be out in book shops.

Actually it’s out already. By which I mean that my local Tesco had it out on the shelves when I stopped by tonight. So you’ve no excuse not to buy it for a mere £3.85.*

* Insert generic disclaimer along the lines of “other book shops are available”…

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