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The Collaborator

Gerald Seymour

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ISBN 13: 9781590204467
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Hardcover
Overlook
1/20/11

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“Not since the arrival of John le Carré has the emergence of an international suspense novelist been as stunning as that of Gerald Seymour,” raved the Los Angeles Times Book Review upon publication of Rat Run. With The Collaborator Seymour has entered new territory, penning a novel of the Sicilian Mafia with the pace of Mario Puzo and the craft of Alan Furst.


She is an Italian accountancy student in London. But the prime reason Immacolata Borelli came to Britain was to look after her gangster brother. Mario Castrolami is a senior Carabinieri investigator, his career dedicated to destroying the corruption and violence of clans such as Immacolata’s family.


When Immacolata calls from London to say she is prepared to collaborate with justice, he knows she is setting in motion a terrifying series of events.



Gerald Seymour’s first novel was the acclaimed thriller Harry’s Game, set in Belfast. He has since written twenty-four more bestselling novels, six of which have been filmed for television in the UK and US.



Praise for The Collaborator:


"A dense, intensely satisfying thriller from one of the modern masters of the craft."--Daily Mail

"No summary can suggest its depth and texture. Seymour is not one to cut corners. He does his research, thinks hard about his story and gives us richly imagined novels that bristle with authenticity. Very few thriller writers tell us as much about their characters." –Patrick Anderson, The Washington Post

"A propulsive, neatly structured thriller." --Guardian

"This is a great suspense thriller . . Fast-paced with a strong cast." --Midwest Book Review

"Critics rank him with John le Carré and Frederick Forsyth as a master of suspense . . . But with The Collaborator, Seymour moves beyond suspense. Yes, the plot teems with criminals, and yes, the climax features a face-off between a negotiator and a bad guy who has a pistol and a hostage. But no, The Collaborator isn't just another thriller. At its heart, this tale is a novel . . . The The Collaborator follows a plot that's distressingly realistic . . . Seymour takes readers far deeper into his characters than do most thriller writers. And by the standards of the genre, the book's 500-page length amounts to a thriller and a half." --St Louis Post-Dispatch

"Seymour's 26th novel builds relentlessly to a fever-pitch conclusion in which a Camorra killer, a hostage rescuer, and a kidnapped victim--characters developed with consummate skill--are all one step from death. Highly recommended for thriller readers." --Library Journal starred review

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