Battle Sight Zero



Battle Sight ZeroFrom The Author Of Harry S GameA Sunday Times Best Crime Novels And Thrillers Since Pick The Kalashnikov AK A Weapon With A Unique Image A Symbol Of Freedom Fighters And Terrorists Across The Globe Undercover Officer Andy Knight Has Infiltrated An Extremist Group Intent On Bringing The Rifle To Britain Something MI Have Been Struggling For Years To PreventHe Befriends Zeinab, The Young Muslim Student From Yorkshire Who Is At The Centre Of The Plot All Zeinab Needs To Do Is Travel To The Impoverished High Rise Estates Of Marseilles And Bring One Rifle Home On A Test Run Then Many Will Follow And With Them Would Come Killing On An Horrendous Scale Zeinab Is Both Passionate And Attractive, And Though Andy Knows That The Golden Rule Of Undercover Work Is Not To Get Emotionally Attached To The Target, Sometimes Rules Are Impossible To Follow Supremely Suspenseful, Battle Sight Zero Follows Andy And Zeinab To The Lethal Badlands Of The French Port City, Simultaneously Tracking The Extraordinary Life Journey Of The Blood Soaked Weapon They Are Destined To Be Handed There

Gerald Seymour born 25 November 1941 in Guildford, Surrey is a British writer.The son of two literary figures, he was educated at Kelly College at Tavistock in Devon and took a BA Hons degree in Modern History at University College London Initially a journalist, he joined ITN in 1963, covering such topics as the Great Train Robbery, Vietnam, Ireland, the Munich Olympics massacre, Germany s Red Army, Italy s Red Brigades and Palestinian militant groups His first book, Harry s Game, was published in 1975, and Seymour then became a full time novelist, living in the West Country In 1999, he featured in the Oscar winning television film, One Day in September, which portrayed the Munich Olympics massacre.Television adaptations have been made of his books Harry s Game, The Glory Boys, The Contract, Red Fox, Field Of Blood, A Line In The Sand and The Waiting Time.

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  • 448 pages
  • Battle Sight Zero
  • Gerald Seymour
  • 16 October 2017

10 thoughts on “Battle Sight Zero

  1. Lou says:

    Battle Sight Zero, the 2019 offering from prolific writer Gerald Seymour, is ultimately not as gripping as his previous books, and despite my huge enthusiasm for starting it because of the most exciting synopsis I ve come across in a while, it was a lotpredictable than I imagined it would be The plot is actually pretty authentic and believable and this scenario is probably one that is playing out right now with the government and intelligence organisations fighting against guns getting in Battle Sight Zero, the 2019 offering from prolific writer Gerald Seymour, is ultimately not as gripping as his previous books, and despite my huge enthusiasm for starting it because of the most exciting synopsis I ve come across in a while, it was a lotpredictable than I imagined it would be The plot is actually pretty authentic and believable and this scenario is probably one that is playing out right now with the government and intelligence organisations fighting against guns getting into the country Unfortunately, the topical storyline is incredibly convoluted and confusing and I like to think I m an astute reader, but I just kept getting lost My enthusiasm waned each time the narrative became difficult to consume and each time I had to reacquaint myself with the happenings in an attempt to finish it, but in all honesty by three quarters of the way through I had lost interest completely.On a lighter note, it s clear that Seymour has extensively researched his topic, and it really showed His characters are some of the most diligently drawn in the business, but in Battle Sight Zero I felt there was fardetail than necessary, so the story got bogged down regularly due to over description I usually very much enjoy books that are overly descriptive, but even for me, this was a little over the top I guess it all depends on your reading preferences, so it s worth checking out a sample before purchasing to work out whether this is for you or not.Many thanks to Hodder Stoughton for an ARC

  2. Karen Ross says:

    Gerald Seymour to be congratulated for popping out an annual novel, as regular as Christmas Especially given the rich texture and layering of his stories Having said that, this one could have done with rather less of both, and a word count cull The narrative timeline of the semi automatic added little, at least for this reader Would have preferred a shorter, sharper story focused on the Undercover and his target.

  3. rob says:

    Once again, Seymour delivers a taut thriller with a dark ending It s his MO The title refers to a setting on the sight of a Kalashnikov AK 47, a setting for close quarters combat The AK 47 has been, numerically at least, the most effective killing device in the World since the period just after the end of WWII Seymour tells a parallel tale in this novel One stream is about an emerging terrorist threat to the UK from home grown Jihadis The other is the history of a venerable AK 47, one manu Once again, Seymour delivers a taut thriller with a dark ending It s his MO The title refers to a setting on the sight of a Kalashnikov AK 47, a setting for close quarters combat The AK 47 has been, numerically at least, the most effective killing device in the World since the period just after the end of WWII Seymour tells a parallel tale in this novel One stream is about an emerging terrorist threat to the UK from home grown Jihadis The other is the history of a venerable AK 47, one manufactured in 1947 48 The story of this one weapon is also a series of vignettes about rebellions across much of the world in the 60 years since the end of the Third Reich, not all of them a battle between Islam and the West.As is common in Seymour novels, there is also a hero or anti hero working to save Britain from the terrorist threat Once , he is a loner, with people who run him but who can offer little effective support Seymour creates a compelling picture of the stresses and dangers faced every day by such a person.The novel is a slow burner but develops into a shocking and thrilling climax Again, this is something at which Seymour excels There is one departure from most of his novels, a chapter which acts as a postscript It serves up a surprise or two but rounds out the character and the future prospects of the central character Battle Sight Zero works so well in part because the key potential terrorist, an English Islamist girl, is drawn so sympathetically The writer develops her thoughts, ideals, fears and ambitions He does not judge but lets the reader draw their own conclusions.The latter part of the novel takes place in La Castellane, a high density housing development in Marseilles, used primarily to house North African immigrants It is a hot bed of crime and a centre of the drug trade Seymour creates a real sense of the degradation and day to day pressures of living in such a place He describes a barbecue in La Castellane At first, this appears to be referring to a barbecue and nothing else It develops into something quite different.The novel is a slow burner but comes to a crashing, thrilling, horrifying crescendo It is another wonderful novel of the genre from Seymour

  4. Warren C.Cooper says:

    Another fine adventure from the undisputed MasterGerald Seymour delivers yet again, a gripping, wholly realistic and engrossing thriller With his unique cadences, he brings the story of a lonely undercover infiltrator, veteran crime bosses, and a young disenchanted Muslim student Ranging from West Yorkshire, Thru Manchester to the slums of Marseilles, this is the story of a single Kalashnikov AK 47 assault rifle, 60 years old, and it s journey from factory in Russia to a slum tower block in M Another fine adventure from the undisputed MasterGerald Seymour delivers yet again, a gripping, wholly realistic and engrossing thriller With his unique cadences, he brings the story of a lonely undercover infiltrator, veteran crime bosses, and a young disenchanted Muslim student Ranging from West Yorkshire, Thru Manchester to the slums of Marseilles, this is the story of a single Kalashnikov AK 47 assault rifle, 60 years old, and it s journey from factory in Russia to a slum tower block in Marseille, and all the lives affected There is no one in Seymour s league, for a story that could be in tomorrow s headline news, peopled with vivid, tangible characters A must read for fans of authentic, unsentimental thrillers Many try to emulate Gerald Seymour, all fail to come close Highly recommended

  5. Greville Waterman says:

    I think I have read pretty much every one of Gerald Seymour s thrillers ever since the incredible Harry s Game It is amazing that he still maintains his consistency, producing another well written, topical and brilliantly researched novel every year since.This is ni exception where he tells the story of one single Kalashnikov rifle over the past 60 years whilst embedding it into a plot regarding a planned terrorist attack in the UK.The characters are credible and well drawn and the excitement p I think I have read pretty much every one of Gerald Seymour s thrillers ever since the incredible Harry s Game It is amazing that he still maintains his consistency, producing another well written, topical and brilliantly researched novel every year since.This is ni exception where he tells the story of one single Kalashnikov rifle over the past 60 years whilst embedding it into a plot regarding a planned terrorist attack in the UK.The characters are credible and well drawn and the excitement palpable.I loved this book as I have all his previous ones Well up to standard and an exceptionally good read

  6. Sonya says:

    I didn t really enjoy reading this book It seemed well researched and I thought the main characters were developed well, however I found the storyline drawn out and easily predicted by reading the book sleeve description I tried to persist with it, but found I wasn t engaged and curious to keep reading, and ended up giving up With my lack of curiosity in the storyline, I wasn t motivated to keep reading about the horrendous terrorist activities and the sadness of the state of humanity that se I didn t really enjoy reading this book It seemed well researched and I thought the main characters were developed well, however I found the storyline drawn out and easily predicted by reading the book sleeve description I tried to persist with it, but found I wasn t engaged and curious to keep reading, and ended up giving up With my lack of curiosity in the storyline, I wasn t motivated to keep reading about the horrendous terrorist activities and the sadness of the state of humanity that seems to be depressingly authentic given the authors knowledge and background

  7. Alicia Melvin says:

    Seymour has an extraordinary grasp of the grey world which brings together crime and terrorismI always learn from Gerald Seymour s novels He has a remarkable knack of weaving together a story into a complex mosaic which requires your attention but rewards it with insight and knowledge.

  8. J C Alcock says:

    I have read quite a few of Gerald Seymour s books and enjoyed them all Battle Sight Zero I found disappointing A good story theme but it took an awful long time to come to a conclusion Too much unnecessary rambling detail.

  9. Doug Rawden says:

    This was an enjoyable read and better than Gerald Seymours previous novel in my opinion Current plot and a typically varied cast but often stalls and feels padded out rather than increasing the excitement.

  10. David Wilson says:

    Quite a slow tale but with Seymour s usual depth of detail Interesting, but not one a I d read again.

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