It is about public and private courage and the difficulties of uniting the two. Gerald seymour was born november 25, 1941 in guildford, surrey england. In another life, gavin hughes sold sensitive industrial machinery in iran by seductiondangling customers babies on his knee, oiling his arrivals and departures with just the. It was gerald seymours eighteenth novel so its sits halfway between harrys game and the latest book battle sight zero. Once a reporter for independent television news, gerald seymour has lived in the west country for several years. Cleverly observed smalltown social dynamics, brilliantly paced suspense and a plot driven as much by character as action prove again why english thriller writer seymour dead ground. Hes a talented writer who knows the business of spying, the middle east, and police procedures, and he knows how to put together a story that truly engages the reader.
Beyond recall is the thirty sixth novel by gerald seymour. His second book the glory boys was published in 1976. A line in the sand by seymour, gerald a copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. Gerald seymour eric ambler called it one of those rare pleasures, a considerable novel that is also a superb thriller. The series, directed by james hawes, stars ross kemp as frank parry, a former mi6 spy who tries to escape his past by hiding out in a remote village on the suffolk coast. A line in the sand, a by gerald seymour used very good. Red fox is also known as the harrison affair in the united states. A line in the sand by gerald seymour books hachette. Each succeeding novel, the glory boys, kingfisher, red fox, in honour bound, field of blood, a song in the morning, at close quarters and home run has touched the raw nerve of a contemporary issue. Gerald seymour is one of the most skillful writers of espionage fiction. Line in the sand is a great example of why im such a fan of gerald seymour. Buy a line in the sand by gerald seymour from waterstones today. A line in the sand by gerald seymour book cover, description, publication history. From the author of harrys game a sunday times 100 best crime novels and thrillers since 1945 pick in a village on t.
Present in syria was an officer in the russian fsb, on attachment with a group of iranian fighters. A decade ago, he spied for the government on the iranian chemical and biological weapons installations. Line in the sand, and fighting man and untouchable all have links there, and more recently jerichos war. He read from the book in toppings and co bookshop in bath top photo. Our cheap used books come with free delivery in the uk. Gerald seymour was born to william kean seymour and his second wife, rosalind wade. Frank used to spy on iranian chemical and biological weapons ins. A line in the sand a line in the sand audiobook, by gerald seymour. He read from the book in toppings and co bookshop in bath top photo, before travelling on to speak to over 100 people in park end church in cardiff, in association with rhydypennau library bottom photo. As such, its an engrossing novel by plotmeister gerald seymour. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. In a line in the sand, seymour creates a moral dilemma for the inhabitants of a small english village do they support one of their own or deflect a threat to their village by casting that person out.
Once again gerald seymour demonstrates that he is one of the most penetrating and compelling thriller writers of the modern era. Browse gerald seymours bestselling audiobooks and newest titles. Buy line in the sand a by seymour, gerald from amazons fiction books store. Both of those euphemisms apply to the events described in this book. Accessible book, protected daisy, fiction, intelligence service, drug traffic, fiction in. His first book, harrys game, was published in 1975, and seymour then became a fulltime novelist, living in the west country. His bestselling novels include harrys game, the glory boys, field of blood, killing ground, a line in the sand, holding the zero, the untouchable, traitors kiss, the unknown soldier, and rat run. The action goes along at a nice pace and it is about a fairly topical subject, the nuclear program in iran. 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. Mi5 realises that they could catch the iranian assassin so they put security measures in place around perry. Its a taut, smart, finely crafted thriller that should encourage the reader to investigate seymours other works. Eric ambler called it one of those rare pleasures, a considerable novel that is also a superb thriller. See all books authored by gerald seymour, including the walking dead, and the dealer and the dead, and more on.
Internet archive contributor internet archive language english. Gerald seymour is a british writer of crime and espionage novels. While many of his peers seem flummoxed by the collapse of the soviet union and the need to. Seymour, on the other hand, makes each individual unique and real. The series was originally scheduled for broadcast in.
Gerald seymour born 25 november 1941 in guildford, surrey is a british writer of crime and espionage novels. Buy a cheap copy of a line in the sand book by gerald seymour. Gerald seymour audiobooks download instantly today. Young, intelligent and motivated by a loathing for the west as strong as any native jihadist, the operative known. Click and collect from your local waterstones or get free uk delivery on orders over. A line in the sand is a powerful and thrilling novel about how the past can haunt the present and how profound its consequences can be. He was educated at kelly college at tavistock in devon and took a ba hons degree in modern history at university college london. A line in the sand by gerald seymour i really enjoy reading these thrillers by gerald seymour.
Its a taut, smart, finely crafted thriller that should encourage the reader to investigate seymour s other works. The contract released in 1980 narrates the journey of a dishonored british army officer. The wests current struggle with fundamentalist islamic terrorists makes a line in the sand all the more topical even though its fiction. The fantastic scenery and the wildlife are pretty inspirational best of all is the white walled barnhill house on jura where george orwell, in desperate health and dying wrote the amazing and still so valuable novel, 1984. Search for library items search for lists search for contacts search for a library. Line in the sand, and fighting man and untouchable all have links there, and. Discover more authors youll love listening to on audible. Author gerald seymour bio and signed books vj books.
Their cult of political murder created a terrorist environment throughout the middle east. Contract, red fox, the informant based on field of blood, a line in the sand and the waiting time. He is the author of seventeen novels, including the bestseller harrys game. Feb, 2014 discover book depositorys huge selection of gerald seymour books online. Gerald seymour spent fifteen years as an international television news reporter, covering the vietnam war, ireland, the munich olympics massacre, germanys red army, italys red brigades, and palestinian groups. However, a line in the sand is not deficient by any standard to which i hold. He was educated at kelly college, now known as mount kelly in tavistock, devon, and took a ba hons degree in modern history at university college london. At close quarters was published in the usa as an eye for an eye. Interestingly this book was written in 1999 which is probably a little before that became big news. Buy a line in the sand new edition by seymour, gerald isbn. Gerald seymour was born on november 25, 1941 in guildford, surrey, uk. A line in the sand was the story of a man who had given information to the intelligence services which lead to the deaths of people working on iranian weapons programs.
Buy a line in the sand, a by gerald seymour, in very good condition. A line in the sand was also made into a movie in 2004 featuring saskia reeves, ross kemp, mark bazeley, etc. Below is a list of gerald seymour s books in order of when they were originally published. A line in the sand is a twopart british television miniseries, adapted by gerald seymour from his novel of the same name, that first broadcast on itv on 7 june 2004. This book in particular had a bit more emotional impact than is usually found in these thrillers. Cockup appears to be a delightfully beguiling british phrase to describe what we americans would call a major fuckup. The waiting time was also made into a 1999 film starring zara turner. The book focuses on two characters whose lives were altered by events in syria, specifically an atrocity that saw the inhabitants of a village murdered. In this realistic novel by gerald seymour, their progeny continue that tradition. Gerald seymour books list of books by author gerald seymour. Read free book excerpt from a line in the sand by gerald seymour, page 1 of 2. Discover book depositorys huge selection of gerald seymour books online. Gerald seymour s international thrillers have topped bestseller lists in england and have been made into television movies in both the uk and the united states. Gerald seymour exploded onto the literary scene in 1975 with the massive bestseller harrys game.
Gerald was born in guildford, surrey, in 1941 to two literary figures. Below is a list of gerald seymours books in order of when they were originally published. A line in the sand by gerald seymour books hachette australia. Nine hundred years ago hasanisabah founded the assassins, the most effective killing machine in the world. Gerald seymours international thrillers have topped bestseller lists in england and have been made into television movies in both the uk and the united states. Gerald seymour in a village on the suffolk coast, frank perry waits for his past to arrive. A line in the sand by gerald seymour, paperback barnes. Official facebook page for master thriller writer gerald seymour, who is the author of.284 809 1027 1035 309 210 1368 1107 1060 466 643 379 13 931 175 135 897 1478 347 1093 1507 363 1015 1036 161 255 886 12 717 898 487 1404 772 816 959 1412 1228 1316 1124 1160 1376 1356 1099 702 188 764