By Gerald Seymour
Jericho's War is a relentlessly powerful novel of our times from 'the best thriller writer in the world' (Daily Telegraph)
Selected by The Sunday Times as one of the four top thrillers of the year, JERICHO'S WAR is the new paperback from 'the best thriller writer in the world' (Daily Telegraph)
In a moment of nerve-shredding suspense that will affect many thousands of lives, a handful of men and women converge on a barren stretch of Yemeni desert.
The mission is to take down a high-value player in the war against Al-Qaeda.
It is the brainchild of an old, fat fool called Jericho. In his striped cricket blazer, never without a G&T, he is a sweating figure of fun among the ex-pats across the border in Muscat.
Yet perhaps he is not quite as old, or foolish, or even fat as he appears.
Nor as harmless...
Welcome to Jericho's War: its weaponry is state-of-the-art, its brutality as timeless as the desert.
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. Each of his acclaimed thrillers is deeply researched and delivers a topical, high-octane read.
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30 Nov 2017
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He now writes better endings than anyone else, and the extended finale is particularly brilliantly orchestrated. — The Sunday Times, Thriller of the Month
An enthralling novel that draws the reader relentlessly in — Aly Monroe
Richly imagined characters and a brilliant ending mark this story, about an operation to halt a Yemeni plane bomb plot, from an ever-reliable writer — The Sunday Times
Praise for Gerald Seymour
Seymour expertly marshals his plot as Jago inches ever closer to the heart of darkness. A thoroughly engrossing thriller. — Event Magazine, Mail on Sunday on NO MORTAL THING
A first-rate thriller with all the strengths of his recent work: audacity, believability, impeccable pacing, [and] a rich, diverse ensemble of supporting characters. — The Sunday Times on NO MORTAL THING
Seymour is not one to cut corners. He does his research, thinks hard about his story and gives us richly imagined novels that bristle with authenticity. — Washington Post on THE COLLABORATOR
Seymour is, quite simply, one of the finest thriller writers in England. — Daily Mail on THE CORPORAL'S WIFE
Discerning thriller readers can safely say that the best practitioner currently working in the UK is the veteran Seymour. He is, quite simply, the most intelligent and accomplished in the current field. — Barry Forshaw on THE DEALER AND THE DEAD