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Summary

From the refugee camps of Greece to the mountains of Macedonia, a 13-year-old boy is making his way to Germany and safety. Codenamed 'Firefly', he holds vital intelligence: unparalleled insight into a vicious ISIS terror cell and details of their plans. But the terrorists are hot on his trail, determined he won't live to pass on the information.

When MI6 become aware of Firefly and what he knows, the race is on to find him. Luc Samson, ex-MI6 agent and now private eye, finds himself recruited to the cause. Fluent in Arabic thanks to his Lebanese heritage, Samson's job is to find Firefly, win his trust and get him to safety.

A devastatingly timely thriller following the refugee trail from Syria to Europe, Firefly is a sophisticated, breathtaking race against time from the acclaimed and award-winning author of Brandenburg and The Dying Light.

©2018 Henry Porter (P)2018 Quercus Editions Limited

Critic reviews

"A welcome return...Firefly seems ripped from the headlines and is both timely and terrific." (Mick Herron)

"The eagerly awaited return of an espionage master." (Charles Cumming)

"British espionage fiction is the best in the world, and Porter is part of the reason why." (Lee Child)

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Gripping

This was the first time that I have been able to lose myself in a book for ages! I was on the edge of my seat as the hero travelled across the world encountering moments that no child should have to. Sadly too many do. Vivid and enthralling.

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Decent story compromised by narration

Enjoyed the story but had to work hard to get past the narration which was very stylised and (in my view) overly-filled with affectations

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Thank goodness for the nuclear powered cellphones

Not much happens in this story and there is certainly no thill to add to the...er. The ability to keep a phone charged whilst on the road and unerring signal drove me mad and seemed a lazy device.

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