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5.0 out of 5 stars Suspense, 11 July 2013
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This review is from: The Corporal's Wife (Hardcover)
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The story starts at a cracking pace with Johnny and while the pace may have mellowed a bit in the middle the story overall was very good and to quote the book's cover "hugely suspenseful". I was initially a bit critical of the numerous repeats, padding and what ifs but as the story went on these became part of that suspense.

An Iranian corporal is blackmailed by the British Secret Service into defecting but starts to demand his wife is brought out of Iran if he is to continue revealing Iranian secrets.

Set against a background of budget cuts the British Secret Service does not have enough personnel to undertake the clandestine extraction of the beautiful Farideh, the corporal's wife. So they resort to using 3 ex soldiers and a civilian Farsi speaker, the young Zack, who just seems to be letting his life drift along. Needless to say this is all done on the cheap.

While senior figures at home jostle for kudos and the ex soldiers (Wally, Mickey and Ralph) along with Zach risk their lives in Iran trying to extricate an unwilling Farideh, there are several concurrent side issues being nicely played out making for a much better read than a one dimensional book.

Overall another excellent book from Mr Seymour who has once again delivered a very credible story that certainly deserves 5 stars
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