The Englishman new review
Another excellent review for The Englishman, this time from the Financial Times.
“There is also menace aplenty in THE ENGLISHMAN. Rarely does a thriller writer put his protagonist through such ordeals as David Gilman does to Raglan, a former soldier in the French Foreign Legion. After taking on Islamic terrorists in sub-Saharan Africa, Raglan is recruited by MI6 in an off-the-books operation that takes him through the world of organised crime in London and then to Russia. The pace is relentless, the action and fight scenes superbly choreographed and Raglan is nicely complex: an action man with inner depths. Like all determined heroes, from Odysseus onwards, Raglan goes on a perilous journey — in his case to a Siberian penal colony. Its inner workings — and the advice of Yefimov, a fellow inmate, on how to survive — are deftly drawn. THE ENGLISHMAN is a cracking, finely crafted thriller. I’m looking forward to Raglan’s next outing.’ – Adam LeBor, Financial Times: The Best New Thrillers Out Now’