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Remembrance Day

Henry Porter

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ISBN 10: 0753828375 / ISBN 13: 9780753828373
Published by Orion, 2010
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Title: Remembrance Day

Publisher: Orion

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Paperback

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Henry Porter Collection 3 Books Set RRP: 20.97 Brand New Titles in This Set Empire State Brandenburg Remembrance Day Description One by One Titles Empire State The head of the US National Security Agency is assassinated in a spectacular set piece killing at Heathrow ... An airport employee and his family are found murdered in their council house in Uxbridge ... In New York, a fashionable Upper East Side osteopath receives two postcards showing the Empire State Building ... A group of migrant workers are brutally gunned down in Macedonia ... The quest to find the link between these apparently random events is pursued by Robert Harland - drawn back to a world he thought he'd left behind with a dual role for the UN and MI6. Brandenburg The Stasi was among the most sophisticated intelligence organisations in the world, but by the end of the 1980s the Orwellian state of East Germany was collapsing around it. The special squads of armed officers, the torture chambers in the Stasi jail, the hundreds of thousands of informers could do nothing to prevent the rebellion that saw the fall of the Berlin Wall. It is in the context of these last few paranoid weeks of the Communist world, when a population that had been oppressed for nearly sixty years found the will to rise up, that this outstanding thriller is set. Its hero is Dr Rudolf Rosenharte, an academic from Dresden and agent for MI6; his controller is Robert Harland, from A SPY'S LIFE and EMPIRE STATE. When Rosenharte's security is compromised he is faced with a stark choice: to defect to the West, leaving his beloved family to the mercies of the Stasi, or return to East Germany to carry out a dangerous assignment under the Stasi's suspicious eye...


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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