Battle Sight Zero

Battle Sight Zero

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'Seymour produces the most intelligent writing in the thriller genre' Financial Times


From the author of Harry's Game - A Sunday Times '100 best crime novels and thrillers since 1945' pick

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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 34mm | 311g
  • Hodder Paperback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1473663539
  • 9781473663534
  • 10,436

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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 * Britain's finest thriller novelist is still the veteran Gerald Seymour, whose touch remains sure * i Paper on A Damned Serious Business * 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 * 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 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. * Crimetime * Typically thoroughly researched, expertly told and enthralling * The Sunday Times * A scarily realistic tale * Mail on Sunday * 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 *
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About Gerald Seymour

Gerald Seymour exploded onto the literary scene in 1975 with the massive bestseller HARRY'S GAME. The first major thriller to tackle the modern troubles in Northern Ireland, it was described by Frederick Forsyth as 'like nothing else I have ever read' and it changed the landscape of the British thriller forever.

Gerald Seymour was a reporter at ITN for fifteen years. He covered events in Vietnam, Borneo, Aden, the Munich Olympics, Israel and Northern Ireland. He has been a full-time writer since 1978.
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93 ratings
3.9 out of 5 stars
5 28% (26)
4 44% (41)
3 20% (19)
2 5% (5)
1 2% (2)
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