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Firefly

Firefly

‘Matt Addis takes us into Naji and Samson’s minds with equal skill and maximises the horror of the showdown with Isis’ The Times

‘A welcome return … Firefly seems ripped from the headlines and is both timely and terrific’ Mick Herron

‘The eagerly awaited return of 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.

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense / Espionage & Spy Thriller

On Sale: 19th June 2018

Price: £19.99

ISBN-13: 9781787470521

Reviews

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
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
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