By Gerald Seymour
A British cabinet minister is gunned down on a London street by an IRA assassin. In the wake of national outcry, the authorities must find the hitman. But the trail is long cold, the killer gone to ground in Belfast, and they must resort to more unorthodox methods to unearth him. Ill prepared and poorly briefed, undercover agent Harry Brown is sent into the heart of enemy territory to infiltrate the terrorists.
But when it is a race against the clock, mistakes are made and corners cut. For Harry Brown, alone in a city of strangers, where an intruder is the subject of immediate gossip and rumour, one false move is enough to leave him fatally isolated...
Gerald Seymour exploded onto the literary scene in 1975 with the massive bestseller HARRY'S GAME. The first major thriller to tackle the modern troubles in Northern Ireland, it was described by Frederick Forsyth as 'like nothing else I have ever read' and it changed the landscape of the British thriller forever.
Gerald Seymour was a reporter at ITN for fifteen years. He covered events in Vietnam, Borneo, Aden, the Munich Olympics, Israel and Northern Ireland. He has been a full-time writer since 1978.
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Absorbing from beginning to end... the sort of book that makes you lose track of time — New York Times
The most enduringly praised Troubles thriller. — Guardian
Evokes the atmosphere and smell of the back streets of Belfast as nothing else I have ever read — Frederick Forsyth, Sunday Express
A though thriller, vibrant with suspense — Evening Standard
Devastatingly good... you can smell the mean streets where the terrorists hide — Spectator
First rate... Edge-of-the-seat reading — Washington Post
So effective is the use of detail that the atmosphere is totally authentic and the reader feels like they are walking the streets of the city itself . . . The pace never slackens for a moment . . . Plot, characters, historical background - Seymour manages them all perfectly in what has come to be regarded as the thriller par excellence. — Crime Review