Following the success of 2011’s explosive thriller A Deniable Death, grand-master of suspense Gerald Seymour is back with his latest action-packed novel, The Corporal’s Wife.
Corporal Mehrak’s life as a driver for Iranian brigadier Reza Joyberi is hurled into adventure when when he is embroiled by British agents in a honey trap operation. Caught on video taking care of Joyberi’s unofficial banking, Mehrak must choose: inform the spymasters of the brigadier’s political actions or be shamed and rejected in his country. Choosing to cooperate, his only negotiation is that the British must extract his wife, Faridah, from Tehran. Little do they know that the corporal’s wife is not willing to leave her homeland quietly.
Spanning London, Austria and Iran, Seymour delves into the exploitation of power and its ramifications on the ‘little man’ without sacrificing his renowned sophistication and authenticity.
With a nail-biting climax that goes above and beyond expectations, The Corporal’s Wife proves that Gerald Seymour is still the true master of suspense.