Holt, a diplomat, and Noah Crane, Israeli master-sniper, plan to walk by night into the dangerous Beqa'a Valley, where capture by the Syrian Army results in torture and death.
It is to find one man: the subject of an act of vengeance by the British, to display their strength in the face of terrorism. But when Holt and Crane are far into the Beqa'a, unrecoverable, their cover is blown....
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"Fine writing and an intricate plot so skillfully woven that every development falls believably into place" (Sunday Times)
"The finest thriller writer in the world today" (Daily Telegraph)
Really enjoyed this story well read and great characters, the relationship of the two men developing with no words, but actions really made it good
I am new to Gerald Seymour novels. This was a book that had me hooked to the end. Looking forward to the next one.
Oldest software developer I know!
Generally liked this book a lot. The story moves along at a good pace and the narrator reads it with empathy for the characters and the storyline. Without giving away too much of the ending, the point where Crane is captured seemed rather unbelievable given his care and attention to detail up to that point. I found myself saying "but he just wouldn't have done that, it's not in his nature". It was the only thing that slightly spoiled it for me, otherwise I would have given it 5 stars all round.
One of Seymour's best.
A word about the narration. Would have been excellent, if listening in a silent room. But I like to listen in the car, and I couldn't hear it a lot of the time. Frequently descends to a whisper.
Print I always, encapsulate books easier, but audible are good for journey's
the authenticity of the scenario as my heading implies
very easy on the ear.
honour is met by two brave men
The narrator made a real effort.
A kind of realism as if you were there
It was written with a style of a time passed sort of Neville Shute
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