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    • ISBN:9781444760194
    • Publication date:27 Mar 2014

At Close Quarters

By Gerald Seymour

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The classic thriller reissued with a new introduction by Gavin Hewitt.

Peter Holt a young diplomat witnesses the horrific murder of his fiance and the British Ambassador within days of a new posting to the Soviet Union. The report of the murder lands on the desk of a British Intelligence officer who suspects Palestinian involvement althought the Russians insist that it was not a terrorist attack.

The British government is determined to exact revenge and Holt is the only man able to identify the assassin. He is sent to the Lebanon and the perilous Beqa'a Valley which serves as a stronghold for the most extreme guerilla groups. Unauthorised access to the valley is virtually impossible and capture by the Syrian Army would result in torture and death. His only company is Noah Crane an Israeli expert sniper who acts as his mentor and guide. But when Syrian Intelligence learns of their presence their cover is blown. And now it is too late to turn back.

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  • ISBN: 9781444760200
  • Publication date: 27 Mar 2014
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A high-class thriller, grounded in reality and as taut as a bowstrong — Daily Telegraph
Don't rush through this well-crafted adventure story; if you do, you'll miss savouring the sheer pleasure of fine writing and an intricate plot so skillfully woven that every development falls believable into place — Sunday Times
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