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Gerald Seymour for The Foot Soldiers in Bath

Tuesday 5th April

  • Venue The Bookshop, Friends Meeting House, York Street, Bath, BA1 1NG
  • Doors open 7pm
  • Start time 7.30pm
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On the 5th April we will be joined by one of the best-loved authors of thrillers, the brilliant Gerald Seymour, for his new book The Foot Soldiers.

Gerald spent fifteen years as an international television news reporter with ITN, covering Vietnam and the Middle East, and specialising in the subject of terrorism across the world. He made his debut onto the literary scene with the massive bestseller Harry’s Game, that has since been described by the Sunday Times as one of the 100 best thrillers written since 1945.  The Foot Soldiers continues the story of Jonas Merrick, first encountered in The Crocodile Hunter and set to become one of the great figures of modern spy fiction.

Defectors are not always welcome. Is the information they bring worth the cost of protecting them for the rest of their lives? Is it even genuine? Might they be double agents?

These are some of the questions facing MI6 when a Russian agent hands himself in to them in Denmark.

As a team begins to assess his value, his former employers in the Kremlin develop a brutal plan to show that no defector will ever be safe.

And they know where to find him. Which means there must be a mole in MI6.

So it is that the cavaliers of Six find themselves being interrogated by nondescript Jonas Merrick of Five – the man called back from retirement and his beloved caravan, the man the young guns call the Eternal Flame because ‘he never goes out.’

But while he may be grey, Jonas is also ruthless. As he quietly works through the suspects in London, and violent mayhem breaks out in Denmark, Jonas plans not just to unmask a traitor, but to hit back at the Russians with deadly force.