A Thriller

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WW Norton
Hard on the heels of last year's brilliant The Collaborator comes this multilayered novel of espionage and crime.
In 1992, after being fired from a top secret nuclear facility, a KGB operative buried a nuclear suitcase--a dirty bomb. Sixteen years later he has found a buyer. Traveling with the buyer is an undercover agent, working for MI6. But as their shadowy journey begins, it becomes clear that their man is beginning to suffer from Stockholm Syndrome, and the whole operation is very likely to be thrown into jeopardy. Displaying a fast-paced narrative and an in-depth knowledge of international politics, Timebomb is a racing thriller to keep you reading late into the night.

Baker & Taylor
The intended buyer of a dirty bomb stolen by a KGB operative sixteen years prior begins to suffer Stockholm syndrome after traveling with an undercover agent with the MI6.

& Taylor

The intended buyer of a dirty bomb stolen by a KGB operative 16 years prior begins to suffer Stockholm Syndrome after traveling with an undercover agent with the MI6 in this new thriller from the author of Harry's Game.

Publisher: New York : Overlook Press, 2012.
ISBN: 9781590206997
Characteristics: 432 p. ; 24 cm.


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ChristchurchLib Mar 11, 2013

"When the USSR collapsed, KGB officers lost their jobs, and at least one used his position to prepare for the future - in this case, by stealing a portable nuclear device. Fifteen years later, in need of cash, he intends to sell it. Meanwhile, a British Secret Intelligence Service operative has caught wind of the prospective sale - and the fact that a middleman in the deal has employed a chauffeur who's actually an undercover London cop. Though he and his putative boss are under increasing pressure and scrutiny from the distrustful mafioso brokering the deal, the cop now has to answer to the Secret Service too. Compared to the work of such spy fiction greats as John le Carré, Gerald Seymour's Timebomb is "intricately crafted and clocklike in its controlled release of psychological and geopolitical tension" (Kirkus Reviews)." March 2013 Thrillers and Suspense newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=609367


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