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Summary

A thrilling story of the secret services, their enemies and the society they operate in, building with unrelenting suspense to a superb climax, The Crocodile Hunter is Gerald Seymour writing at the top of his powers. 

In the office at MI5 where he works, they call Jonas Merrick 'the eternal flame'. It isn't a compliment. It's because he never goes out. He never goes undercover, never does surveillance, never goes with the teams that kick down the doors or seize the suspects off the street. He commutes into work and sits at his desk and then he goes home. But Jonas has qualities the hot-shots fail to notice: a steely concentration, a ruthless ability to focus and find the enemy hiding in plain sight. 

Hearing of a British Jihadi returning from Syria with murderous plans, Jonas sends out for a telling photograph: a crocodile, almost submerged, just its eyes above water as it waits for unsuspecting prey to drink at the riverbank. Coming ashore near Dover, Cameron Jilkes is a young man from a broken home and a failed education, trained in the harshest theatre of war, driven to rage by loss and pain. And this time, 'the eternal flame' must go out - to hunt the crocodile himself.

©2021 Gerald Seymour (P)2021 W F Howes

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Wonderful characterisation in a gripping story.

As ever Seymour weaves his strands together to form a stunning tapestry painting a picture based in our political world.
fabulously presented by the actor. just enthralling. Enjoy.

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Typical Seymour

Which is a good thing. He looks into the motivation people have in becoming a terrorist or fighting it. A bit too clever at times but always well written and interesting.

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Very slow and meanders from start to finish As a result lacks any real tension

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Monotony

Never again will I listen to a book read by Ben Allen He read this like a child reciting by heart. Never a break to let you know the characters were changing or that we were jumping back and forth in time. No wonder some people found it challenging to listen to.

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HARD TO GET INTO

All of Gerald Seymours books have been brilliant and the author to this was very good. For some reason, unlike all of Mr Seymours other books, I found this hard to get into.

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slow simple story

This book has a fairly simple story with no twists, a monotone narration added to the dull drawn out story which drowned itself in everyday detail