By Gerald Seymour
A thrilling classic from a master of the genre.
Beautiful seductive and extremely dangerous Franca Tantardini is one of Italy's most ruthless political extremists. When she is captured in a shoot-out her fanatical young lover Giancarlo Battestini vows to set her free and with quiet watchfulness waits for the moment to strike.
In Rome a British businessman Geoffery Harrison has been taken hostage by a ruthless organised crime syndicate - kidnap is after all a growth industry. The British Government are adamant that they will not pay the two-million-dollar ransom and discharge responsibility to the Italian police. As political wrangling takes hold Battestini sees a weakness and realises that the only way to secure the release of his beloved Franca is to capture Harrison and bargain his life for hers.
The authorities are confronted with a terrible choice. Should they release a woman who has masterminded the murder of so many or let an innocent man die?
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27 Mar 2014
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Hodder & Stoughton
A wholly riveting read — Daily Express
The best suspense novel I've read this year — Daily Mail
His best thriller yet: taut, suspenseful, eminently topical' — Sunday Indpendent
Not only is the story top class, for a relative outsider Seymour shows a remarkable insight into the minds of the young anarchists — Sunday Tribune