By Simon Conway
APOCALYPSE NOW meets THE MALTESE FALCON in a wildly original thriller from CWA award-winning writer Simon Conway.
In a war of lies, the truth can kill.
Jonah Said is a loner and a troublemaker, shipped off by the British army to work with the UN in the buffer zone between Kuwait and Iraq, because they want him out of harm's way.
From the minute he lands, Jonah becomes drawn into a deadly spiral of corruption and conspiracy involving Russians, Americans, Arabs and Brits - and none of them tells the truth.
And the truth is more dangerous than even Jonah can imagine.
Simon Conway was born in California in 1967, educated in Britain and studied English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. He served in the British army with the Black Watch and the Queen's Own Highlanders.
After leaving the military he worked for The HALO Trust clearing land mines and unexploded ordnance in Cambodia, Kosovo, Abkhazia, Eritrea and Sri Lanka. As Director of Landmine Action he ran projects in Western Sahara and Guinea Bissau as well as successfully campaigning for an international treaty to ban cluster bombs.
Simon Conway lives in London with his wife the Channel Four News Correspondent Sarah Smith.
A LOYAL SPY, his third novel, won the 2010 CWA Steel Dagger Award for Best Thriller of the year.
Visit Simon Conway's website at www.simonconwaybooks.com and follow Simon on Twitter @simongconway
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01 Sep 2011
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Hodder & Stoughton
Atmosphere, intrigue and one of the most impressive new political thrillers I've read in many a month — Shots Magazine
A dizzying journey starring international terrorists, Uday Hussein, freelance salvage merchants and a container full of suffocated Kuwaiti businessman. Simon Conway's writing is authoritative and authentic. RAGE is a thriller that manages to balance adrenalin with intelligence. — Scotland on Sunday
Excellent story set in the Zone...in a word: Great — The Herald Sun
Conway writes with brutal immediacy, his mordant irony resonating uncomfortably even as it entertains...Grim, kinetic thriller set against an unconventional and inspired backdrop — Kirkus Reviews
Debut of a roaring and prodigal talent ... Not so much a novel as a life experience. Don't miss it. — Literary Review on DAMAGED
Good background, with an on-the-nail summary of Northern Ireland wheeling and dealing...and a wild Celtic streak that marks Conway as one to watch. — The Guardian on DAMAGED
Imagine John le Carre on bad acid - edgy, twisted and very, very dark. — Howard Marks on DAMAGED
A debut novel to rival The Beach. — Publishing News on DAMAGED
Cruel, violent and lyrical, it's Iain Banks meeting Alan Warner in Tom Clancy's missile silo. Excellent. — Select on DAMAGED
A powerhouse of a book, a thriller that sends off literary sparks in all directions. — Evening News on DAMAGED