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The Kalashnikov AK47. A weapon with a unique image. A symbol of freedom fighters and terrorists across the globe. Undercover officer Andy Knight has infiltrated an extremist group intent on bringing the rifle to Britain – something MI5 have been struggling for years to prevent.

He befriends Zeinab, the young Muslim student from Yorkshire who is at the centre of the plot. All Zeinab needs to do is travel to the impoverished high-rise estates of Marseilles and bring one rifle home on a test run. Then many more will follow – and with them would come killing on an horrendous scale.

Zeinab is both passionate and attractive, and though Andy knows that the golden rule of undercover work is not to get emotionally attached to the target, sometimes rules are impossible to follow.

Supremely suspenseful, Battle Sight Zero follows Andy and Zeinab to the lethal badlands of the French port city, simultaneously tracking the extraordinary life journey of the blood-soaked weapon they are destined to be handed there.


He now writes better endings than anyone else, and the extended finale is particularly brilliantly orchestrated.
The Sunday Times, Thriller of the Month on A Damned Serious Business
Britain's finest thriller novelist is still the veteran Gerald Seymour, whose touch remains sure
i Paper on A Damned Serious Business
Ask aficionados who is Britain's finest thriller writer, and many would answer the veteran Gerald Seymour... A Damned Serious Business sees him once again firing on all cylinders...The hazardous mission is palm-sweatily convincing
Guardian on A Damned Serious Business
Do his rivals ever quietly resent the veteran Gerald Seymour's default description as 'Britain's best thriller writer'? It's an encomium he has enjoyed for many years, and one that he shows no sign of relinquishing. As ever, Seymour has forged a scenario quite unlike anything that he (or his contemporaries) have attempted before - his reputation as Britain's best thriller writer remains firmly intact.
As always, the extended finale is particularly brilliantly orchestrated and it takes no crystal ball to predict that this will become another bestseller for man who, since the retirement of Frederick Forsyth, stands head and shoulders above any other author working in the genre.
John Cleal, Crime Review
Typically thoroughly researched, expertly told and enthralling
The Sunday Times
Utterly absorbing from start to finish. Seymour's latest book takes an unblinking look at the unthinkable cruelty and blood thirsty violence used by terrorist groups in Europe and the Middle East in pursuit of their jihadist agenda.
Irish Independent
A scarily realistic tale
Mail on Sunday