'He now writes better endings than anyone else, and the extended finale is particularly brilliantly orchestrated.' The Sunday Times, Thriller of the Month
In a moment of nerve shredding suspense that will affect many thousands of lives, a handful of men and women will converge on a barren stretch of Yemeni desert. Each of them will need spirit, courage and immense luck...more
This book had all the boredom of war and none of the excitement, I persevered in hope of a twist or a sign of life that was believable, every character is an automaton complaining about other automatons the only believable character was the drone, but if I hear one more time how lovingly one must clean its lenses I will scream.
The entire book is full of repetition in case you forget the simple plot or the simple shallow characters, I counted four refer ...more
This is classic Seymour territory – a whisper of two High Value Targets in villages in Yemen and a small team assembled slightly on the hop to go in and assassinate them. We get the histories of the three-man team, the tensions between them and the slow, meticulous details and playing out of the operation. Indeed, it's such classic Seymour territory that if y ...more
This is one of the author's best recent books with echoes of previous works such as "Holding The Zero" & "The Unknown Soldier". It's a slow fuse with a lots of prolong ...more
Don't think I'll be trying any o ...more
I felt that the concept for the story was interesting however it never got off the ground.It was drawn out and repetitive.May have been a good story if the author had condensed it and kept a level of excitement hanging in the background.Wouldn't recommend.
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 ...more