A story SO strong, you suspect it MUST be true! The Stranger renders Simon Conway one of the 21st century's masters of the thriller genre
Probably my favourite book of the year . . . a fabulous thriller, full on, remarkable and ingenious. If you don't read it, you're missing out big time!
The plot delivers chilling terrorist action and plenty of surprises
Expertly balances elements of the action thriller with a deeper look at the war in Syria and the resulting refugee crisis, leading to a brilliant and unpredictable climax
All the ingredients of a classic spy thriller, expertly executed. Heart-pounding stuff
A novel with visceral thrills and the grand chess of international espionage. Throw in a hero and an anti-hero for our times, and you have one of the best thrillers of recent years
It seems wrong somehow that events so terrible should be so enjoyable. It's testament to Conway's skill as a writer and his experience of conflict that this novel is so bloody thrilling
Top echelon adrenaline-pumping entertainment all the way
Conway is the master of the modern thriller . . . A taut, tight tale of divided loyalties
A white-knuckle ride to hell and back delivered with exhilarating authenticity
Sharp, topical, contemporary and full of great action
This book puts Simon Conway into the top flight of thriller writers probing the darker corners of the 'war on terror'
A terrorist blamed for the deaths of British soldiers in Basra in 2004 escapes from prison in Syria. MI6 officer Jude Lyon has to track him down before he can reach Britain, but finds himself caught between his boss, the Russians and a Whitehall scandal. Skilfully balancing elements of the action thriller with a deeper look at the war in Syria and its refugee crisis, Simon Conway deserves to be a bigger name in the spy firmament.