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At Close Quarters | [Gerald Seymour]

At Close Quarters

Holt, a diplomat, and Noah Crane, Israeli master-sniper, plan to walk by night into the dangerous Beqa'a Valley, where capture by the Syrian Army results in torture and death. It is to find one man: the subject of an act of vengeance by the British, to display their strength in the face of terrorism. But when Holt and Crane are far into the Beqa'a, unrecoverable, their cover is blown....
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Publisher's Summary

Holt, a diplomat, and Noah Crane, Israeli master-sniper, plan to walk by night into the dangerous Beqa'a Valley, where capture by the Syrian Army results in torture and death.

It is to find one man: the subject of an act of vengeance by the British, to display their strength in the face of terrorism. But when Holt and Crane are far into the Beqa'a, unrecoverable, their cover is blown....

©1987 B.V. Holland Copyright Corporation (P)2013 W F Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Fine writing and an intricate plot so skillfully woven that every development falls believably into place" (Sunday Times)
"The finest thriller writer in the world today" (Daily Telegraph)

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  • Kayjay
    2/23/15
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    "Well researched"
    Would you consider the audio edition of At Close Quarters to be better than the print version?

    Print I always, encapsulate books easier, but audible are good for journey's


    What did you like best about this story?

    the authenticity of the scenario as my heading implies


    What about Colin Mace’s performance did you like?

    very easy on the ear.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    honour is met by two brave men


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Peter
    12/12/14
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    "Great read"

    Gripping story, good narration. Only downside is the unrealistic plot and exaggerated character especially Percy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Roger London
    11/30/14
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    Performance
    Story
    "Well balanced, written and read"
    What made the experience of listening to At Close Quarters the most enjoyable?

    The narrator made a real effort.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The assassin


    What does Colin Mace bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    A kind of realism as if you were there


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Undoubtedly


    Any additional comments?

    It was written with a style of a time passed sort of Neville Shute

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eddie
    8/1/14
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    "A great read"
    If you could sum up At Close Quarters in three words, what would they be?

    I am new to Gerald Seymour novels. This was a book that had me hooked to the end. Looking forward to the next one.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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