The Siege (Hardback)John Sutherland (author)
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'You know you're in the presence of an expert when you read The Siege. A gripping debut novel.' Jeffrey Archer
Nine hostages. Ten hours. One chance to save them all.
Lee James Connor has found his purpose in life: to follow the teachings of far-right extremist leader, Nicholas Farmer. So when his idol is jailed, he comes up with the perfect plan: take a local immigrant support group hostage until Farmer is released.
Grace Wheatley is no stranger to loneliness having weathered the passing of her husband, whilst being left to raise her son alone. The local support group is her only source of comfort. Until the day Lee James Connor walks in and threatens the existence of everything she's ever known.
Superintendent Alex Lewis may be one of the most experienced hostage negotiators on the force, but there's no such thing as a perfect record. Still haunted by his last case, can he connect with Connor - and save his nine hostages - before it's too late?
'A masterly, gripping tale of a siege, written with a true voice of authority.' - Peter James
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 580 g
Dimensions: 236 x 162 x 34 mm
A masterly, gripping tale of a siege, written with a true voice of authority. * Peter James *
A compelling insight into the mind of a real police negotiator. * Kate London *
This is like no other thriller you'll ever read. Sutherland immerses you into a nightmare where life or death hangs on his main character's every word. Before you know it you are not only empathising with a hostage and cop but the kidnapper too. Few can write drama and characters as skilfully as this. * Graham Bartlett *
Gritty, authentic and unputdownable. * Bear Grylls *
I barely stopped to breathe - what a stellar start to this new series. * Clare Mackintosh *
A searingly gripping page-turner told with real verve and with the unmistakable authenticity someone who's been there, seen it and done it for real. * Neil Lancaster *
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“Tense, atmospheric and authentic”
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