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At Close Quarters

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A diplomat and an Israeli master-sniper plan to walk by night into the Beqa'a valley in east Lebanon, home of Palestinian revolutionary groups, in search of one man. They are far into the Beqa'a, out of reach, when their cover is blown and Syrian Intelligence are alerted to their approach.
Published (first published 1987)
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Jan 10, 2009 Jenny rated it it was amazing
This book grabs you by the heart and the head and did not let go! The two main characters, Crane and Holt are beautifully drawn characters, so real that you absolutely want to meet them!
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Nov 04, 2010 Zare rated it it was amazing
After British ambassador gravely and publicly insults Syrian representative in Moscow [regarding the terrorist bomb attack on El Al aircraft] everybody is very happy with themselves (in that cunning politician way we showed them that we know! ) and that action brings great respect to the British diplomat from entire diplomatic corps worldwide. [return]Few years later, during the summit on Yalta, that very same British ambassador and his aide women working for British Intelligence are mowed d ...more
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This book was given to me by my father, as he filtered through his old belongings. He told me it was a good book, even though I slightly doubted he read it. I'm quite glad I read it though. "At Close Quarters" is a book I would not have chosen on my own; I'm not usually attracted to thrillers, let alone ones written by fairly obscure authors. However, I thought this book to be thoroughly engaging. I liked the way Mr. Seymour jumped from story line to story line, much like Barbra Kingsolver, my f ...more
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Very slow going.
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Another good Gerald Seymour, standard fare, but nail biting all the way. Loved the ending, seemed a bit rushed at first, but on reflection it was just right.
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Gerald Seymour (born 25 November 1941 in Guildford, Surrey) is a British writer.

The son of two literary figures, he was educated at Kelly College at Tavistock in Devon and took a BA Hons degree in Modern History at University College London. Initially a journalist, he joined ITN in 1963, covering such topics as the Great Train Robbery, Vietnam, Ireland, the Munich Olympics massacre, Germany's Red
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