The Dying Light
Terrifyingly plausible surveillance thriller from an espionage master
By Henry Porter
Terrifyingly plausible and timely surveillance thriller from 'an espionage master' (Charles Cumming)
A chilling police surveillance thriller from 'one of the masters of the genre' Sunday Telegraph
At the funeral the bells of the church were rung open rather than half-muffled, as is usual for the dead. Kate Lockhart has come, along with corporate leaders, ministers and intelligence chiefs, to a beautiful town in the Welsh Marches to mourn her soul mate, David Eyam, the brightest government servant of his generation. All that remains of Eyam are the burnt fragments of a man killed far from home in a horrific explosion.
Eyam has left a devastating legacy which certain people at the funeral are desperate to suppress - but Kate Lockhart is equal to Eyam's legacy. She becomes the focus of the state's paranoiac power and leads the local resistance to it, directed from beyond the grave by Eyam.
And the state is no match for the genius of the dead...
An incredibly prescient thriller set in the aftermath of the Snowden news story from the bestselling author of Brandenburg.
Henry 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 six bestselling thrillers, including Brandenburg, which won the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger, A Spy's Life and Empire State, which were both nominated for the same award. His most recent thriller was the universally praised Firefly. Henry Porter is frequently described as the heir to John le Carré. He lives in London.
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29 Nov 2018
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British espionage fiction is the best in the world, and Porter is one of the reasons why — Lee Child
An espionage master — Charles Cumming
A welcome return ... timely and terrific — Mick Herron