The Corporal's Wife

The Corporal's Wife

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This is the moment that MI6 has been working for: an Iranian soldier has been caught in a Dubai honey trap and flown to a safe house for interrogation. He may only be a Corporal in the Revolutionary Guard, but as chauffeur to a top general, he knows the location of secret nuclear and military sites and often overhears unguarded conversations in the car. It?s a coup to put the Brits one up on the Americans and Israelis. But the Corporal won?t talk unless they bring his wife out of Iran too.

The SAS is asked to find the woman and smuggle her out of Tehran ? but they turn it down as an impossible risk... which is how three former soldiers hired from a London agency and Zach Bennett, a university drop-out recruited for his Persian language skills, find themselves about to cross the world?s most dangerous frontier on a mission that will mean certain death if they are caught. And the Corporal?s wife is not the kind of person they expected to find. In fact, the fiery, independent, beautiful Farideh is not like anyone Zach Bennett has ever met in his life.

The Corporal's Wife is an epic, nail-biting story of courage and betrayal, a brilliant glimpse into a closed society and the way the secret services operate on both sides of the line between politics and morality.

Publisher: London : Hodder, 2014.
Copyright Date: ©2013.
ISBN: 9781444787481
Characteristics: 420 pages ;,18 cm.

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syve
Jan 03, 2014

Seymour at his very best/

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oldvalleyguy
Oct 19, 2013

Seymour has not written a book that is not worth reading but this book is so well written.
It has a large cast of characters and each is well developed. The whole plot centres around a reluctant defector from Iran, a corporal and driver for an important Major. He wants his wife brought out of Iran as well. The result is an intrigue of extraction of the wife while interrogation continues of the husband. In addition there are the high level security service players of several countries. The story is almost impossible to put down as it moves along so quickly on various fronts. There are subtexts of honour, love and allegiance that become central to the plot. Just an excellent read.

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jazpur
Sep 02, 2013

They don't come any better than this. Vintage Seymour.

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