A Deniable Death
But now Badger has a bigger job than photographing dissident Republicans in muddy Ulster fields or Islamic extremists on rainswept Yorkshire moors.
I.E.D.: Improvised Explosive Devices are the roadside bombs which account for 80% of British casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan.
MI6 have a plan to assassinate the leading maker of these weapons when he leaves his house in Iran to visit Europe.
But first, they need to know when he is leaving, and where he is going.
So it is that Badger finds himself on the wrong side of the Iranian border, lumbered with a partner he loathes, lying under a merciless sun in a mosquito-infested marsh, observing the house. And knowing that if they are caught, Her Majesty’s Government will deny all knowledge of them.
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Seymour is back on form...A Deniable Death is deftly constructed.
After 28 novels, Seymour’s empathy for those he ensnares in his moral minefields remains movingly even-handed.
A Deniable Death once again proves that age cannot wither [Seymour's] nonpareil skills... When readers get to the nailbiting climax, involving an agonising wait for airborne rescue, they may be wondering why they should bother with any other thriller writer.
Serious readers will find in A Deniable Death not only suspense, strong characters and a realistic look at the world of espionage, but a majesty that is rare in fiction. At a certain point, the novel rises to a mythic level, portraying courage and loyalty and sacrifice almost beyond understanding. Patrick Anderson
The Washington Post