The Stranger - Jude Lyon (Paperback)Simon Conway (author)
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A pulsating thriller from the award-winning author of A Loyal Spy, The Stranger thrusts the reader deep into a world of international espionage, dark diplomacy, terrorism, and evil at its most ingenious.
The new novel from the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger award-winning author of A Loyal Spy
ISIS can't control him.
MI6 can't find him.
But he's coming...
Things change quickly in the world of espionage and clandestine operations. Jude Lyon of MI6 remembers the captured terrorist bomb-maker. He watched him being flown off to Syria, back when Syria was 'friendly'. No-one expected him to survive interrogation there.
Yet the man is alive and someone has broken him out of jail.
Bad news for the former foreign secretary who authorised his rendition. And Jude's boss Queen Bee who knew he wasn't a terrorist at all, but an innocent bystander. Now she calls Jude back from a dangerously enjoyable mission involving a Russian diplomat's wife.
He has a new job: close down this embarrassment. Fast.
But embarrassment is only the beginning. Someone is using the former prisoner to front a new and unspeakably terrifying campaign. Someone not even ISIS can control.
He is like a rumour, a myth, a whisper on the desert wind. But he is real and he is coming for us ...
He is the genius known only as ...
From the corridors of Westminster to the refugee camps of Jordan, the back streets of East London to the badlands of Iraq, The Stranger is a nerve-shredding journey of suspense as Jude Lyon pieces together the shape of an implacable horror coming towards him - and a conspiracy of lies behind him.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 30 mm
'A story SO strong, you suspect it MUST be true! The Stranger renders Simon Conway one of the 21st century's masters of the thriller genre' - Jon Snow
'Probably my favourite book of the year . . . a fabulous thriller, full on, remarkable and ingenious. If you don't read it, you're missing out big time!' - Michael Jecks
'The plot delivers chilling terrorist action and plenty of surprises' - Sunday Times Crime Club
'Expertly balances elements of the action thriller with a deeper look at the war in Syria and the resulting refugee crisis, leading to a brilliant and unpredictable climax' - Times.co.uk
'All the ingredients of a classic spy thriller, expertly executed. Heart-pounding stuff' - Michael Ridpath
'A novel with visceral thrills and the grand chess of international espionage. Throw in a hero and an anti-hero for our times, and you have one of the best thrillers of recent years' - Misha Glenny, author of McMafia
'It seems wrong somehow that events so terrible should be so enjoyable. It's testament to Conway's skill as a writer and his experience of conflict that this novel is so bloody thrilling' - Rowan Somerville, author of Beat
'Top echelon adrenaline-pumping entertainment all the way' - The National
'Conway is the master of the modern thriller . . . A taut, tight tale of divided loyalties' - The i
'A white-knuckle ride to hell and back delivered with exhilarating authenticity' - Chris Brookmyre
'Sharp, topical, contemporary and full of great action' - Robert McCrum
'This book puts Simon Conway into the top flight of thriller writers probing the darker corners of the 'war on terror'' - Allan Little, BBC special correspondent and Chairman of the Edinburgh Book Festival
'A terrorist blamed for the deaths of British soldiers in Basra in 2004 escapes from prison in Syria. MI6 officer Jude Lyon has to track him down before he can reach Britain, but finds himself caught between his boss, the Russians and a Whitehall scandal. Skilfully balancing elements of the action thriller with a deeper look at the war in Syria and its refugee crisis, Simon Conway deserves to be a bigger name in the spy firmament.' - James Owen, The Times (Saturday Review)
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