A Deniable Death

A Deniable Death

Book - 2011
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C.R.O.P.: Covert Rural Observation Posts are places where men like Danny 'Badger' Baxter hide for endless, motionless hours, secretly recording criminal or terrorist activity. But now Badger has a bigger job than photographing dissident Republicans in muddy Ulster fields or Islamic extremists on rainswept Yorkshire moors.I.E.D.: Improvised Explosive Devices are the roadside bombs which account for 80% of British casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan. MI6 have a plan to assassinate the leading maker of these weapons when he leaves his house in Iran to visit Europe. But first, they need to know when he is leaving, and where he is going. So it is that Badger finds himself on the wrong side of the Iranian border, lumbered with a partner he loathes, lying under a merciless sun in a mosquito-infested marsh, observing the house. And knowing that if they are caught, Her Majesty's Government will deny all knowledge of them.
Publisher: London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2011.
ISBN: 9781444705850
Characteristics: 439 p. ;,24 cm.


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ChristchurchLib Apr 08, 2013

"Full of the intimate details of a spy mission and the lives of those pulled into it, this isn't the sort of novel that has brash explosions or a straightforward plot. Readers willing to be patient, however, will be rewarded by the painstaking attention to detail in this tale of two men (full of mutual dislike) assigned to covertly spy on and confirm the identity of a man suspected to be responsible for a large percentage of the deaths of coalition forces during the Iraq War. If you're a fan of Graham Greene, Eric Ambler, or John le Carré and haven't yet read anything by Gerald Seymour, do yourself a favour and pick up A Deniable Death." April 2013 Thrillers and Suspense newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=620183

Oct 24, 2012

A story about 2 flawed people teamed against their wishes to go and observe a target who build IEDs. Wonderful character development. Even the target is shown as a human being, caring for his wife. Wonderful writing, precise, clear, moves at a slow yet engaging pace.

Dec 20, 2011

One of the best thrillers i have ever read and I read Baldacci and Silva as well

Aug 27, 2011

High interest holiday reading

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