The Corporal’s Wife

10072 The Corporal s Wife
10072 The Corporal s Wife


Published by Hachette New Zealand, $36.99 RRP, 30 July 2013
The Corporal's Wife
The new book from the acknowledged master of the modern British thriller.

MI6 get hold of an Iranian army corporal – no big deal except that his job is to chauffeur one of the country's top generals. He knows where all the top secret nuclear sites are, and he's heard a lot of gossip over the years. He's ready to talk – but only if they can get his wife out of Tehran. The SAS say it's too risky, so a motley crew of mercenaries, plus a Farsi-speaking university drop-out is assembled. And when they get there, they find not some dutiful drone, but a beautiful, feisty woman who hates the corporal and has ideas of her own about escaping.

About the Author

Gerald Seymour was a reporter at ITN for fifteen years. He covered events in Vietnam, Borneo, Aden, the Munich Olympics, Israel and Northern Ireland. He has been a full-time writer since 1978. Seymour's first novel was the acclaimed thriller Harry's Game, set in Belfast, and since then six of his thrillers have been filmed for television in the UK and US.

Praise for Gerald Seymour:

'Once again demonstrating his ability to probe the moral murkiness of the spy trade and create an absorbingly diverse ensemble, Seymour crafts a sophisticated, reader-teasing tale.' The Sunday Times