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The Dying Light


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Henry's previous four novels have received outstanding reviews from critics who agree that he is THE writer of espionage thrillers for the 21st century Reviewers were unanimous in saying that BRANDENBURG was his best yet. The Sunday Times critic described it as a 'first-rate thriller' that 'exhilaratingly testifies to the thriller genre's ability to transcend its primary role as entertainment' In the Observer, Max Hastings talked of Henry's 'gripping new thriller' that 'finds the novelist at the height of his powers' The Glasgow Herald said: 'Porter has written another stunning piece of fiction in the finest tradition of le Carre. His attention to detail is acute, his characters utterly believable. He captures perfectly the terrifying paranoia of the East German regime. Brilliant.' BRANDENBURG spent several weeks on the Evening Standard bestseller list where it reached #3 BRANDENBURG sold over 25,000 copies in the trade Promotable author: Henry Porter is a well connected journalist whose features appear regularly in the broadsheet newspapers. He is the British editor of Vanity Fair Porter's novels are character-driven, brilliantly researched, authentic, committed and passionate

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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 Vanity Fair, and lives in London with his wife and two daughters.


Major new thriller by the campaigning British journalist about today's Britain as a police state. Porter is adept at spinning a credible yarn and the book could well prove highly controversial - THE BOOKSELLERFormer spook Kate Lockhart is enraged by the violent death of her old lover, David Eyam, head of British Intelligence. Even more chilling is the legacy he leaves behind which is set to spin the UK into a police state - DAILY MIRROR - Henry SuttonIn Henry Porter's exciting, timely and frightening story, a single brave, prescient individual eventually outwits megalomaniac officialdom. This book is primarily a can't-put-it-down , rattling good yarn but it's also a deadly serious and truly awful warning - LITERARY REVIEW - Jessica MannA daring, stylish and tensely paced thriller that brilliantly imagines the consequences for Joe Public should some of the government's suggested security proposals become law - METROWorthwhile and gripping conspiracy thriller - MORNING STARHenry Porter's latest conspiracy thriller is neatly designed, elegantly written and, politically, a little subversive' ...The theme and plot do, however, meet in one particularly satisfying set piece that demonstrates the value of having a good defence lawyer, one of the several moments that places The Dying Light among the higher ranks of its genre - METRO - Robert MurphyFor those who

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