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A thriller about a British undercover agent in a jail in South Africa awaiting the death penalty and the determination of his son, who was abandoned 25 years earlier, to set him free.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 104 x 178 x 32mm | 240.41g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0552147311
  • 9780552147316
  • 765,304

About Gerald Seymour

Once a reporter for Independent Television News, Gerald Seymour has lived in the West Country for several years. His bestselling novels include Harry's Game, The Glory Boys, Field of Blood, Killing Ground, A Line in the Sand, Holding the Zero, The Untouchable, Traitor's Kiss, The Unknown Soldier, and Rat Run.
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Jack Curwen's father had walked out when he was two. For twenty four years there had been no contact, nothing. Until one day a letter arrives from a South African maximum security jail. It is from Jeez Curwen, his father, now awaiting death by hanging for a crime in which he shouldn't have been involved.

What Jack doesn't know is that Jeez has been working in a British undercover operation for the Intelligence Services. And that the authorities have just washed their hands of him, have hung him out to dry. If he wants to see his father or save him, Jack must somehow penetrate the cloak of silence which shrouds the last twenty years and uncover the traces of a life which Jeez has worked so hard to disguise...
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159 ratings
4.01 out of 5 stars
5 33% (53)
4 39% (62)
3 25% (39)
2 2% (3)
1 1% (2)
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