Author(s): Gerald Seymour
The arms dealer betrayed them. Now the survivors want revenge.SOMETIMES, surviving a war can almost seem worse than dying in it. In a Croatian village near Vukovar, no one who survived will ever forget the night they waited for the weapons they needed to make a last-ditch fight against the advancing Serbs. The promised delivery never came, and the village was 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, arms dealer Harvey Gillott regards himself as a man of his word. There is only one blemish on his record, and that was long 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 suddenly reaches out to the present - and it's holding a gun.
The pulse-pounding book from 'the finest thriller writer in the world today'.
Seymour [is] incapable of creating a two-dimensional character ... The ending is brilliantly orchestrated. -- The Times 20100718 'Crisp, taut and contemporary, by a stylish writer.' -- Rachel Redford, the Observer 20100808 'Discerning thriller readers can safely say that the best practitioner currently working in the UK is the veteran Seymour. He is, quite simply, the most intelligent and accomplished in the current field ... Here, we have a typically compromised Seymour anti-hero, a masterfully organised globe-spanning narrative and a mass of highly persuasive detail. The Dealer and the Dead is Seymour firing on all cylinders, and his rivals need, once again, to look to their laurels. -- Barry Forshaw 20100808 'With Seymour, not only do you get a cracking story deftly gold, but you also feel you are learning something.' -- Birmingham Press 20100808 '[Seymour's latest story] doesn't disappoint' -- Oxford Mail 20100808 'The final scenes are brilliantly orchestrated by Seymour, the sustained tension becoming almost unbearable ... Without doubt, The Dealer and the Dead is one of the finest thrillers to be published so far this year.' -- Yorkshire Evening Post 20100808 '[Seymour's] meticulous research shines through in his latest thriller.' -- Oxford Times 20100808 'riveting stuff' -- Manly Daily 20100808 'In a day when shop-worn plots in the disguise of well-written books are doing the rounds, The Dealer and the Dead comes as a refreshing, breathtaking story that keeps you gripped right till the very end. -- Indian Express 20100808 The Dealer and the Dead displays his usual ability to concoct a tightly controlled plot that is cleverly engineered ... steadily crafted into a compelling tale ... Another first-class thriller from the always reliable Seymour. -- Canberra Times 20100824 'A tense thriller.' -- Choice 20100824 'In a class of his own' -- The Times on THE WAITING TIME 20100824 'A dense, intensely satisfying thriller from one of the modern masters of the craft, Seymour's latest novel will remind the world just how phenomenally accomplished a thriller writer he is.' -- Daily Mail on THE COLLABORATOR 20100824
Gerald Seymour was a reporter at ITN for fifteen years. He covered events in Vietnam, Borneo, Aden, the Munich Olympics, Israel and Northern Ireland. He has been a full-time writer since 1978. Seymour's first novel was the acclaimed thriller Harry's Game, set in Belfast, and since then six of his thrillers have been filmed for television in the UK and US. The Dealer and the Dead is Seymour's twenty-sixth novel.