Firefly (Paperback)Henry Porter (author)
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The boy could help them bring down a deadly ISIS terror cell. They just have to find him before the other side does.
From the refugee camps of Greece to the mountains of Macedonia, a thirteen year old boy is making his way to Germany and safety. Codenamed 'Firefly', he holds vital intelligence: unparalleled insight into a vicious ISIS terror cell, and details of their plans. But the terrorists are hot on his trail, determined he won't live to pass on the information.
When MI6 become aware of Firefly and what he knows, the race is on to find him. Paul Samson, ex-MI6 agent and now private eye, finds himself recruited to the cause. Fluent in Arabic thanks to his Lebanese heritage, Samson's job is to find Firefly, win his trust and get him to safety.
A devastatingly timely thriller following the refugee trail from Syria to Europe, Firefly is a sophisticated, breathtaking race against time from the acclaimed and award-winning author of Brandenburg and The Dying Light.
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 334 g
Dimensions: 197 x 171 x 31 mm
With its vivid portrait of the flood of refugees moving west from Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey, the book could not be more timely. Porter's sympathy for the dispossessed is as cogent here as his skill at sustaining narrative tension * Guardian *
Splendid... precocious Syrian 13-year-old Naji is a hero of appeal and intelligence * The Times *
Porter is a wizard with words ... a very good thriller * Literary Review *
Beautifully written and filled with fascinating, if thoroughly disturbing, insights into ISIS's cruel mentality and the physical and mental hardships suffered by desperate homeless refuges, this is possibly the most exciting thriller you'll read this summer * Irish Independent *
The boy's desperate journey and the people he meets along the way, coupled with Sampson's hunt for him using every play in the modern spy's training manual, make for a totally enthralling story told with pace and compassion * Shots Mag *
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“Fleeing Syria as part of a huge migration.”
One the most horrific problems affecting the world today is the migration of literally millions of people which provides the backdrop for this novel. This is the attempt by large segments of populations in the middle... More
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