A Deniable Death

A Deniable Death

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A page-turning thriller of life and death in the moral maze of the post-9/11 world from the international bestselling author and "best spy novelist ever" ( Philadelphia Inquirer)

The rules are simple. Break up your shape. Hide your smell. Never show your silhouette. Check the surfaces of your kit. Space the movements of your team. Use the shadows. Danny "Badger" Baxter has a talent for surveillance. He's always followed the rules. Until now, they've kept him alive.

But now Badger has a bigger job than photographing dissident Northern Irish Republicans in muddy Ulster fields, or Islamic extremists on rainswept Yorkshire moors. MI6 have a plan to assassinate the Engineer--a brilliant maker of Improvised Explosive Devices, the roadside bombs which account for 80% of Allied casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan. The spooks know he's planning to leave his home in Iran. They just need to find out when and where he's traveling.

So Badger finds himself on the wrong side of the Iranian border, burdened with a partner he loathes, lying under a merciless sun in a mosquito-infested marsh, observing the house. If things go wrong, as far as Her Majesty's Government is concerned, his part in the plot is completely deniable. With A Deniable Death , Gerald Seymour expertly explores the moral compromises of the secret world upon which we rely for our everyday security - and the amazing reserves of courage which ordinary people can find in extraordinary circumstances.
A Washington Post Notable Fiction Book of 2013

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013, c2011
Edition: 1st U.S. ed. --
ISBN: 9781250018809
Characteristics: 439 p


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ChristchurchLib Apr 08, 2013

"Full of the intimate details of a spy mission and the lives of those pulled into it, this isn't the sort of novel that has brash explosions or a straightforward plot. Readers willing to be patient, however, will be rewarded by the painstaking attention to detail in this tale of two men (full of mutual dislike) assigned to covertly spy on and confirm the identity of a man suspected to be responsible for a large percentage of the deaths of coalition forces during the Iraq War. If you're a fan of Graham Greene, Eric Ambler, or John le Carré and haven't yet read anything by Gerald Seymour, do yourself a favour and pick up A Deniable Death." April 2013 Thrillers and Suspense newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=620183

Oct 24, 2012

A story about 2 flawed people teamed against their wishes to go and observe a target who build IEDs. Wonderful character development. Even the target is shown as a human being, caring for his wife. Wonderful writing, precise, clear, moves at a slow yet engaging pace.

Dec 20, 2011

One of the best thrillers i have ever read and I read Baldacci and Silva as well

Aug 27, 2011

High interest holiday reading

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