Henry Porter Remembrance Day

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Remembrance Day

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Constantine Lindow is waiting for his brother Eamonn outside a central London tube station when a bus turns into the street and explodes. The next day Con is arrested as the prime suspect for the bombing. Con is determined to prove his innocence, but the only way he can do that is to find the real bomber. As he digs deeper, he finds himself confronted by his own brother's secret life - and the cold-blooded killers from his past. The trail leads Lindow halfway across the world and back to London, where he tracks down a killer with a genius for encryption codes. Only Lindow can crack the code. Only Lindow can stop that telephone ringing...

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A British journalist's debut thriller, Remembrance Day has the high-intensity impact of a 24-point headline. Con Lindow, an Irish-born molecular biologist recently relocated to London after a distinguished career in the U.S., is waiting for his brother near a busy Underground station when a bus explodes, gravely wounding Eammon Lindow and destroying the lives of dozens of passengers and bystanders. When Con wakes up in a hospital, he finds himself the chief suspect in what the British Security Service and Scotland Yard believe is another IRA outrage. Only one man believes in his innocence: Commander Kenneth Foyle, head of the Anti-Terrorism unit of the Metropolitan Police Force, who is frustrated by the infighting between his own department and various operatives of the intelligence services that is hindering his efforts to solve the crime.

A false passport and a cryptic note hidden in his brother's apartment are Con's only leads in his desperate attempt to clear his name. The hunt for Ian Rhodes, the rogue MI5 agent responsible for the bombing, takes Con to Ireland, Boston, and Maine, accompanied by an attractive and mysterious friend of Eammon's who has her own reasons for wanting to stop Rhodes from carrying out his plan to blow up the peace talks in one last horrendous gesture of defiance.

Porter's pacing is brilliant, his characters tightly and believably drawn, and his knowledge of the internecine world of British intelligence encyclopedic. This well-crafted novel makes him a worthy successor to John Le Carré; readers will be eagerly anticipating his next effort, hoping for another encounter with the real hero of Remembrance Day, the dogged and likable Commander Foyle. --Jane Adams

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Henry Porter has written for most national broadsheet newspapers. He was editor of the Atticus column on the Sunday Times, moving to set up the Sunday Correspondent magazine in 1988. He contributes commentary and reportage to the Guardian, Observer, Evening Standard and Sunday Telegraph. He is the British editor of the American magazine Vanity Fair and divides his time between New York and London

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