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White Hot Silence

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781787470842

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 14th November 2019

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

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The stunning new thriller from ‘the proud carrier of the flag first unfurled by John le Carre’ (LEE CHILD)

‘An espionage master’ CHARLES CUMMING

Timely and terrific’ MICK HERRON on Firefly

‘Epic … remarkable … his best book yet’ Sunday Times on Firefly

Aid worker Anastasia Christakos is driving through Calabria to visit one of the new refugee centres funded by her husband, billionaire Denis Hisami, when she slows down to greet two African migrants she recognises. Too late she realises it is an ambush.

She manages a desperate phone call to Hisami before her Mafia kidnappers drug her. Hours later she wakes up on a container ship, powering eastwards across the Mediterranean.

Anastasia has been abducted and held hostage because Hisami has explosive information that his enemies have killed for and will kill for again. But Hisami’s time as a commander with the Kurdish Peshmerga has caught up with him, and the US authorities have jailed him for possible past terrorist activities. For all his wealth, he is powerless to save his wife.

Only one man can help him. Paul Samson, former MI6 agent and a genius at tracking missing persons. He’s the obvious choice. There’s only one snag. Samson was, and probably still is, in love with Anastasia. If he manages to locate and save her, will it be for Hisami – or himself?

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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 welcome return ... Firefly seems ripped from the headlines and is both timely and terrific
Mick Herron
An espionage master
Charles Cumming
Tense, exciting and well researched, it is little wonder that Henry Porter's name is ranked with fellow espionage writers Charles Cumming, Robert Littell and John le Carre
Enigmatic, pacy and international
Strong Words magazine
This is Henry Porter at his best. White Hot Silence has all the pace and excitement of Remembrance Day and the cool, intelligent depth of Brandenburg, for me his two best novels to date
NB magazine
Henry Porter is now one of the most accomplished practitioners of the modern thriller, as White Hot Silence reminds us. Porter once again delivers an epic functioning as both picaresque adventure and a commentary on our volatile era
Crime Time

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