The Crocodile Hunter

The Crocodile Hunter

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Hardback Published on: 15/04/2021
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A thrilling story of the secret services, their enemies and the society they operate in, building with unrelenting suspense to a superb climax, The Crocodile Hunter is Gerald Seymour writing at the top of his powers.

In the office at MI5 where he works, they call Jonas Merrick 'the eternal flame'. It isn't a compliment. It's because he never goes out. He never goes undercover, never does surveillance, never goes with the teams that kick down the doors or seize the suspects off the street. He commutes into work and sits at his desk and then he goes home.

But Jonas has qualities the hot-shots fail to notice: a steely concentration, a ruthless ability to focus and find the enemy hiding in plain sight.

Hearing of a British Jihadi returning from Syria with murderous plans, Jonas sends out for a telling photograph: a crocodile, almost submerged, just its eyes above water as it waits for unsuspecting prey to drink at the riverbank.

Coming ashore near Dover, Cameron Jilkes is a young man from a broken home and a failed education, trained in the harshest theatre of war, driven to rage by loss and pain.

And this time, 'the eternal flame' must go out - to hunt the crocodile himself.

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 9781529386011
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 580g
  • Dimensions: 236 x 162 x 36 mm

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The Crocodile Hunter
The Crocodile Hunter
Gerald Seymour is one of my 'go to' thriller writers. You know the writing will be good and often there is a link to his previous career as a journalist. ... READ MORE
The Crocodile Hunter
A Curate's egg
For me this was a potentially engaging plot spoiled by increasingly unlikely developments and an over-contrived denouement that only lacked Hercules Poirot... READ MORE
Nigel Coxhead
The Crocodile Hunter
Long-winded and boring.
Long-winded and boring. It’s the first book I’ve read by Gerald Seymour. I chose the book because I’ve heard so much about his previous writing. Unfortun... READ MORE
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