The breathtaking new novel from the bestselling author of The Waiting Time.
In a village on the Suffolk coast Frank Perry waits for his past to arrive. A decade before, he spied for the government on the Iranian chemical and biological weapons installations. The information he provided damaged the Iranians’ killing capacity for years.
Now Iran will have its revenge, and has despatched its most lethal assassin to fulfil the task. Code-named the Anvil, he will move with stealth and deadly commitment towards his chosen objective, unless Perry’s protectors can reach him and stop him first.
As he draws near, the ring of steel protecting Perry grows tighter. But against a faceless adversary, and with the job fatally compromised by the stifling bureaucracy surrounding it, there seems little chance that the past will not have its day once more...Author Profile
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.Reviews
Brilliantly written and deserving of the Booker Prize, if only it wasn't so populist','A classic…Maybe his best yet','Brilliantly crafted','Gripping momentum…Depth of characterization, wealth of colour and detail, and precision of prose…New vintage stuff'