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Hardback:A damned serious business:2018 A damned serious business
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Author: Seymour
Publication year: 2018
Media class: Hardback
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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Paperback:A damned serious business:2018
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There's a new Cold War raging and its frontline warriors are Russian hackers - gang-members working freelance for the FSB, successor to the KGB. Massive thefts of personal information, electoral interference, catastrophic disruption of commercial and social services, banks, airlines, even whole countries disabled. Nicknamed 'Boot' because of his obsession with the Duke of Wellington and the battle of Waterloo, Edwin Coker is a case officer at the Vauxhall headquarters of MI6. When a young hacker falls into his hands and reveals details of a secret meeting, Boot conceives a daring plan to strike back - not with a computer virus of his own, but with a bomb that will seriously damage the Russian operation, spreading fear and distrust. Now Boot and his little team need a 'deniable' handler to deliver the explosives across the border from Estonia into Russia and bring the hacker back out.

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Seymour adds far too much unnecessary, extraneous detail in his attempt to flesh out what is a perfectly sound basic narrative. It's something that's crept in to his later offerings but particularly this title, where I found myself skipping over whole paragraphs without losing anything of an otherwise good storyline/plot. John le Carré got away with the technique but Seymour hasn't quite got it. Being dragged away from the basic story, which is good enough by itself is annoying.
21/09/21
Frisby Dyke
Devon Libraries
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Paperback:The waiting time:2013
Author: Seymour, Gerald
Year 2013
Media class: Paperback
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Paperback:Killing ground:2013:[New] edition ; with a foreword by John Follain
Author: Seymour, Gerald
Year 2013
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Paperback:The walking dead:2014:[New] edition ; with a foreword by Major Chris Hunter
Author: Seymour, Gerald
Year 2014
Media class: Paperback
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Large print:Vagabond:2016:Large print ed.
Author: Seymour, Gerald
Year 2016
Media class: Large print
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Paperback:The contract:2014
Author: Seymour, Gerald
Year 2014
Media class: Paperback
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