Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. It begins with a spectacular helicopter attack on a New York skyscraper, ends with a raid on a terrorist hideout in Donegal, and in between leaves a wide trail of imaginatively slain corpses. It was an unforgettable afternoon that ranks as one of the most thrilling of my life. While not for the squeamish this fast moving yarn will appeal to those who believe adventure fiction antagonists should see the whites of one another's eyes. Contributor to magazines and newspapers.
Paul Mann started out as an office boy at The Evening Chronicle in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and from there worked his way up to being a reporter on newspapers and magazines, moving between the U. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. Most of the violence is direct and personal. While high-tech gadgets play a role, the novel is not a pure techno-thriller. One phone call and a couple of days later I drove down to Poole in Dorset, home base of the Special Boat Service, to meet with Ram. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The Falklands gave him a taste for killing.
He is the author of several books and continues to write. Publications: The Libyan Contract, 1988; The Beirut Contract, 1989; The Traitor's Contract, 1990; The Britannia Contract, 1993; Season of the Monsoon, 1993; The Ganja Coast, 1995; The Burning Ghats, 1996. Career: Freelance journalist, 1963-87; novelist, 1987-. While not for the squeamish, this fast-moving yarn will appeal to those who believe adventure-fiction antagonists should see the whites of one another's eyes. But The Traitor's Contract is most successful in its nonstop action.
After a brutal attack on his counter-intelligence organization, Halloran knows he's being hunted. The Traitor's Contract offers non-stop action when Jack Halloran, a brilliant war hero, turns traitor. Bookseller: , Ohio, United States Knightsbridge Publishing, 1991. I've been told the opening scene of The Traitor's Contract is the best of any thriller ever. Dust jacket is not price-clipped. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. He also invited along a few former members of his squad.
Mann has a refreshingly clear sense of the ideas and idioms of Irish revolutionary politics. But go too big and it's just another story about The End Of Life As We Know It. The book that resulted, The Traitor's Contract, is one of the most authentic Special Forces stories you will ever read. The thing about thrillers is you're always challenged to go bigger and better. Since leaving the Service they made their money by rescuing kidnap victims in South America and smuggling wealthy Iranians out of the Ayatollah's Iran.
Buy now In all ebook formats: Need a Free Kindle reader program? The novel, third in a series The Libyan Contract , smoothly introduces new readers to the storyline and the principal characters. Northern Ireland gave him a reason to turn traitor. First Edition stated, with correct number line sequence, no writing, marks, underlining, or bookplates. Possible ex library copy, thatâll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. The man in the seat next to mine was an elegantly rumpled Englishman in late middle age who might have been the headmaster of a posh private school. .
Boards are flat and true and the corners are square. To use the word 'former' implies that they were retired and inactive and they were anything but. The protagonist in my thrillers, of course, is Colin Lynch, a former squad commander with the Special Boat Service. He wasn't the benign character I took him for at all, he was an executive with a British electronics firm that made advanced weapons systems. Presidents, is stalked by a renegade Irish Republican, a Middle Eastern terrorist, and a psychopathic killer. Jack Halloran has masterminded high-risk, secret, government-deniable operations against Arab terrorists for 30 years. It's fight or flight and Halloran never runs.
And he gave me an introduction to the improbably named Ram Seger, former squad commander with the Special Boat Service. I wanted The Traitor's Contract to have depth and authenticity as well as spectacle and I was helped enormously in that by a chance meeting aboard a flight from New Delhi to London. Over a long lunch of sandwiches and beer Ram and the various members of his team gave me invaluable insight to their world, the near unbelievable feats they perform and the almost superhuman skills they possess. Bookseller: , Washington, United States New York, N. We got to chatting and when the subject turned to thrillers, as it would, he offered me a way into a world I'd been unable to penetrate until then. The spine may show signs of wear. Spine is tight and crisp.
And who am I to argue? Jack Halloran, ex-marine and secret adviser to U. . . . . . .