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Firefly By Henry Porter

Firefly by Henry Porter

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A superb new international thriller from this acclaimed and prize-winning writer: the boy could lead them straight to a terror threat at the heart of Europe. They just have to find him first - before the other side does

Firefly Summary

Firefly by Henry Porter

The boy could help them bring down a deadly ISIS terror cell. They just have to find him before the other side does.

'A welcome return ... Firefly is both timely and terrific' Mick Herron

'An espionage master' Charles Cumming

'British espionage fiction is the best in the world, and Porter is part of the reason why' Lee Child

From the refugee camps of Greece to the mountains of Macedonia, a thirteen year old boy is making his way to Germany and safety. Codenamed 'Firefly', he holds vital intelligence: unparalleled insight into a vicious ISIS terror cell, and details of their plans. But the terrorists are hot on his trail, determined he won't live to pass on the information.

When MI6 become aware of Firefly and what he knows, the race is on to find him. Paul Samson, ex-MI6 agent and now private eye, finds himself recruited to the cause. Fluent in Arabic thanks to his Lebanese heritage, Samson's job is to find Firefly, win his trust and get him to safety.

A devastatingly timely thriller following the refugee trail from Syria to Europe, Firefly is a sophisticated, breathtaking race against time from the acclaimed and award-winning author of Brandenburg and The Dying Light.

Firefly Reviews

Firefly proves once again that Porter is both his own man and the proud carrier of the flag first unfurled by John le Carre more than fifty years ago. British espionage fiction is the best in the world, and Porter is part of the reason why -- Lee Child
A brilliant novel for our times that I could not put down -- Peter Frankopan, Spectator Books of the Year
With its vivid portrait of the flood of refugees moving west from Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey, the book could not be more timely. Porter's sympathy for the dispossessed is as cogent here as his skill at sustaining narrative tension * Guardian *
This epic novel of spies and migrants should be up there for the year's thriller awards ... remarkable ... his best book yet. Full of poignant scenes and mesmeric action sequences * Sunday Times *
Porter is a wizard with words ... a very good thriller * Literary Review *
Splendid... precocious Syrian 13-year-old Naji is a hero of appeal and intelligence * The Times *
A worthy addition to Porter's impressive canon of post-Cold War spy thrillers * Mail on Sunday *
Beautifully written and filled with fascinating, if thoroughly disturbing, insights into ISIS's cruel mentality and the physical and mental hardships suffered by desperate homeless refuges, this is possibly the most exciting thriller you'll read this summer * Irish Independent *
The boy's desperate journey and the people he meets along the way, coupled with Sampson's hunt for him using every play in the modern spy's training manual, make for a totally enthralling story told with pace and compassion * Shots Mag *

About Henry Porter

Porter was a regular columnist for the Observer and now writes about European power and politics for The Hive website in the US. He has written five bestselling thrillers, including Brandenburg, which won the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger, and Empire State and The Dying Light, which were both nominated for the award. He is frequently described as the heir to John le Carre, and Firefly is a triumphant return to fiction from an author at the top of his game.

Additional information

GOR009158023
9781787470491
1787470490
Firefly by Henry Porter
Used - Like New
Hardback
Quercus Publishing
2018-06-19
480
N/A
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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