The Dealer and the Dead

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Wheeler Pub Incorporated, 2014 - Fiction - 723 pages
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"The three British masters of suspense, Graham Greene, Eric Ambler, and John le Carre, have been joined by a fourth--Gerald Seymour." -"New York Times""The Dealer and the Dead" is the newest heart-pounding thriller from international bestselling author Gerald Seymour, the "best spy novelist ever" ("Philadelphia Inquirer)"Sometimes surviving a war can almost seem worse than dying in it.Vukovar, 1992--a small Croatian village near the Serbian border. In a moonlit field, the villagers await an arms shipment they need to make a last-ditch fight against the advancing Serbs. The promised delivery never comes, and the village is overrun.Eighteen years later, a body is unearthed from a field, and with it the identity of the arms dealer who betrayed them. Now the villagers can plot their revenge.  In leafy England, Harvey Gillott regards himself a man of his world. There is only one blemish on his record, and that was all a long time ago. But Gillott, his family, his friends and his enemies are about to be pitched into a sequence of events that will unfold across Europe with breath-taking drama and almost biblical power. 
Harvey Gillott is about to find out what happens when the hand of the past reaches out to the present--and it's holding a gun.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

In 1991, Croatian villagers pooled together their worldly goods to buy weapons to use against advancing Serb forces, only to be left defenseless by a shadowy arms dealer who took the money and ran ... Read full review

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If Gerald Seymour has a formula, it is this: Lay out a situation with life and death potential, introduce characters, build plot, make the characters come alive, and finally – bring them together in a ... Read full review

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About the author (2014)

GERALD SEYMOUR was a reporter at ITN for fifteen years, where his first assignment was covering the Great Train Robbery in 1963. He later covered events in Vietnam, Borneo, Aden, Israel and Northern Ireland.  Seymour was on the streets of Londonderry on the afternoon of Bloody Sunday, and was a witness to the massacre of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics. Seymour's first novel was the acclaimed thriller "Harry's Game," set in Belfast, which became an instant international bestseller and later a television series. Six of Seymour's thrillers have now been filmed for television in the UK and US.  "The Dealer and the Dead" is his twenty-seventh novel.

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