Michael Holly, mechanical engineer, is in Moscow to clinch a deal for his firm, and to run a small errand for the British Intelligence Service. But he is arrested. The Soviet secret police will exchange him for a key Soviet agent being held in London. Unfortunately the agent dies prematurely, and Holly gets fifteen years in a desolate labour camp. Alone in a world totally alien to him, Holly refuses to give in, knowing that to do so would be death. He fights back, and through the hideous weeks of a Russian winter the camp's inmates take their courage from his resistance and join him in fighting the system. Michael Holly, the quiet Englishman, will never be the same again. Nor will Camp 3.
- Paperback | 432 pages
- 106.68 x 175.26 x 30.48mm | 204.12g
- 01 Sep 1999
- Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Corgi Books
- London, United Kingdom
"* "As good as the best of the masters - Greene, Ambler, Le Carre" - Los Angeles Examiner * "A novel of great distinction" - Daily Mail * "An amazing feat of storytelling...Too good to miss" - The Scotsman * "Written with terrifying, informed immediacy, this holds like barbed wire" - Evening Standard"
About Gerald Seymour
Gerald Seymour was one of the UK's premier television news reporters. He was an eyewitness, up close and on the ground, to some of the epoch changing events of the last decades. Among them, he was on the streets of Londonderry on Bloody Sunday when paratroops clashed with Irish demonstrators. He was at the Munich Olympics and saw the agony of Israeli athletes held hostage by Palestinian gunmen and then the catastrophic failure of the German police to save them. He was in Rome in the cruel days when the Red Brigade captured Aldo Moro, a veteran politician, then savagely murdered him. His first novel, Harry's Game, was an instant bestseller and immediately established Seymour as one of the most cutting-edge and incisive thriller writers in the UK and around the world. Since then, his extraordinary blend of breathtaking storytelling and current events prescience have held his many readers in his spell.