Gerald Seymour’s Vagabond for publication in 2014

Thanks to Brian for the alert that the Hodder website is listing a new Gerald Seymour book titled Vagabond for publication next year. 17 July 2014 to be exact, so just eight months to go!


Also thanks to Brian for finding this blurb.

It was a dirty job in a dirty war. Danny Curnow, known in the Army family as ‘Desperate Dan’ and in the secret files by his code name ‘Vagabond’, ran agents and informers – people blackmailed into betraying their own communities – in the years of conflict in Northern Ireland.

A high-stakes game, but a long time ago – before Danny quit, before the peace process. Now he lives quietly, working as a guide to the monuments and cemeteries of another, simpler war, on the D-Day beaches of Normandy.

Until the call comes from his old boss, Bentinick.
Not everyone in Northern Ireland has given up on violence. MI5 are planning a sting to destroy a resurgent terrorist cell and only Danny can make it work.

Soon, Danny and ambitious young Gaby Davies of MI5 are heading for Prague, where freelance double-agent Ralph Exton is leading Brendan Murphy on a mission to buy arms from Ralph’s Russian contact Timofey.

The covert world of deception and betrayal nearly destroyed Danny the first time. Fifteen years later, it hasn’t got any easier.

Vagabond shows Gerald Seymour writing at the top of his powers, and returning to the territory of some of his greatest bestsellers, Harry’s Game, The Journeyman Tailor and Field of Blood.


So, interesting, a fourth Northern Ireland book!

Watch this space for further developments.