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The Stranger by Simon Conway

The Stranger

Simon Conway

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Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication date: 14 May 2020
ISBN: 9781529324280

For all fans of great thrillers, of authors such as James Swallow, Frank Gardner, Terry Hayes, John le Carre, The Stranger sweeps us onward at white-knuckle pace, riding alongside a killer from our deepest nightmares and in Jude Lyon, an MI6 agent who is both ruthless and vulnerable - a new hero for a new decade.

  • The TimesThriller Book of the Month
5 stars out of 5
Jeremy Duns
29 Jul 2020

"brilliant and unpredictable"

With his crisp suit, silver-plated cufflinks and collection of colour-coded burner phones stashed in a safe in a Shoreditch loft, MI6 operative Jude Lyon initially feels like a 2020s update of the slick cast of Spooks. But Simon Conway, the author of five previous thrillers, has created something altogether more unnerving here... Conway expertly balances elements of the action thriller with a deeper look at the war in Syria and the resulting refugee crisis, leading to a brilliant and unpredictable climax.