Let's get serious

on 05 January 2018.

gerald seymourEver mindful of keeping the people of Hungerford entertained and up with latest from the literary world, The Hungerford Bookshop stage a regular series of events which invite brilliant authors to discuss topical matters. Cyber-crime, that most contemporary brand of warfare, is an ever-present threat in our modern world and in town to discuss this and his latest novel, A Damned Serious Business, thriller writer Gerald Seymour will be coming to the Croft Hall, Hungerford on Friday 26th January at 7.30pm.

Gerald Seymour was a reporter at ITN for fifteen years, covering events in Vietnam, Borneo, Aden, the Munich Olympics, Israel and Northern Ireland. Each of his acclaimed thrillers is deeply researched and delivers a topical, high-octane read. He will be talking to fellow thriller writer Jon Stock, who's latest book 'Find Me' has just been published in paperback under the name J.S. Monroe.

In A Damned Serious Business, Seymour details a new cold war with Russian hackers the frontline warriors. Criminal gangs working freelance for KGB successor the FSB, are capable not just of stealing personal information but electoral interference, catastrophic disruption of commercial and state services and even disabling entire countries. If it’s a chilling read it’s because it has the horrible ring of truth.

gerald seymour M16 case officer Edwin Coker employs the services of ex-soldier and gun for hire, Merc to help fight the threat to national security. Of course, nothing goes to plan and Merc’s assignment goes from mission difficult to mission impossible in this classic story of pursuit and evasion. It’s a high-tension, heart-lurching and utterly compulsive read.

Tickets cost £7 and include a glass of wine. A Damned Serious Business will be on sale on the night for the special price of £15. Seymour’s previous titles, and Jon Stock's thrillers, will also be on sale.

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