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The Dealer and the Dead: Book summary and reviews of The Dealer and the Dead by Gerald Seymour

The Dealer and the Dead

by Gerald Seymour

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The Dealer and the Dead by Gerald Seymour
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  • Published Feb 2014
    464 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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Sometimes surviving a war can almost seem worse than dying in it.

Vukovar, 1992 - a small Croatian village near the Serbian border. In a moonlit field, the villagers await an arms shipment they need to make a last-ditch fight against the advancing Serbs. The promised delivery never comes, and the village is 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, Harvey Gillott regards himself a man of his world. There is only one blemish on his record, and that was all a long time 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 reaches out to the present - and it's holding a gun.

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"Starred Review. How Seymour develops [the] characters and manipulates them until they all end up in Vukovar is a testament to his talent and skill." - Publishers Weekly

"Those who are drawn to densely woven, slowly unfolding plots and thoughtful writing will rate this book a winner. Decades after establishing himself as a master of British spy fiction with Harry's Game, Seymour shows no signs of slowing down or losing relevance." - Kirkus

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Gerald Seymour Author Biography

Gerald Seymour was one of the UK's premier television news reporters. He was an eyewitness, up close and on the ground, to some of the epoch changing events of the last decades. Among them, he was on the streets of Londonderry on Bloody Sunday when paratroops clashed with Irish demonstrators. He was at the Munich Olympics and saw the agony of Israeli athletes held hostage by Palestinian gunmen and then the catastrophic failure of the German police to save them. He was in Rome in the cruel days when the Red Brigade captured Aldo Moro, a veteran politician, then savagely murdered him. His first novel, Harry's Game, was an instant bestseller and immediately established Seymour as one of the most cutting-edge and incisive thriller writers in the UK and around the world. Since then, his ...

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