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.