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Publisher's Summary

From the refugee camps of Greece to the mountains of Macedonia, a 13-year-old boy is making his way to Germany and safety. Codenamed 'Firefly', he holds vital intelligence: unparalleled insight into a vicious ISIS terror cell and details of their plans. But the terrorists are hot on his trail, determined he won't live to pass on the information.

When MI6 become aware of Firefly and what he knows, the race is on to find him. Luc Samson, ex-MI6 agent and now private eye, finds himself recruited to the cause. Fluent in Arabic thanks to his Lebanese heritage, Samson's job is to find Firefly, win his trust and get him to safety.

A devastatingly timely thriller following the refugee trail from Syria to Europe, Firefly is a sophisticated, breathtaking race against time from the acclaimed and award-winning author of Brandenburg and The Dying Light.

©2018 Henry Porter (P)2018 Quercus Editions Limited

Critic Reviews

"A welcome return...Firefly seems ripped from the headlines and is both timely and terrific." (Mick Herron)

"The eagerly awaited return of an espionage master." (Charles Cumming)

"British espionage fiction is the best in the world, and Porter is part of the reason why." (Lee Child)

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  • Geoffrey Davidson
  • 20-09-18

Exciting story brilliantly narrated

Racy story, I found it interesting but the narrating of Matt Addis brought this book to life.

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  • Catherine Anne Elliot
  • 22-07-18

Gripping

This was the first time that I have been able to lose myself in a book for ages! I was on the edge of my seat as the hero travelled across the world encountering moments that no child should have to. Sadly too many do. Vivid and enthralling.

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  • Russell
  • 29-10-18

Excellent, well paced novel

Wonderful, timely novel with a charismatic lead character. You will invest in and root for the good guys. Great narration too.

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  • Scottie
  • 30-12-18

Riveting

Unusual. Great base story line, it does stretch cedability at times but it is fiction! However, it does give a small insight into the lives of refugees fleeing their homelands whilst telling an exciting tale. And the narration is superb, hard to believe it is just once person telling the story. Highly recommend.

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  • Michael Stadler
  • 24-09-18

Intriguing

A very unique plot with a riveting story line which makes you listen until the end.

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  • Mary
  • 21-08-18

Ahhaha A wonderfully gripping read

I found myself completely lost in this audiobook. It seemed to me to be an excellent thriller. 12hrs 44mins of rather tense but a thrilling journey. I am hoping for a sequel.

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  • Ash
  • 01-01-20

Ok story made over sentimental by Reader

I got through this book - just - but I’ve a real problem with Addis’ narration. I’ve deleted other books that he narrated because he has a habit of making all his female character sound overly feminine and coy: also, whenever he read in the first person (Sampson is this case) he uses a raspy chesty gravelly voice that is quite ridiculous and unnatural. He did it exactly the same in another book I listened too and I hated it then too.

To give credit tho, his Arabic and European Accents are very good but his women and central characters are awful.

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  • smiffy
  • 17-12-20

Enjoyable and informative

Great story read beautifully, liked the viewpoint of the main characters, you became part of the story, willing them to succeed

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-11-20

Firefly

Excellent story, beautifully read. Good to read a story where the hero was believable and not flying through the air, killing all assailants

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  • Byron Parsons
  • 11-07-20

Exceptional book

I loved this book and the performance of Matt Addis made it all the more enthralling.

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  • Cinnamon M Andrews
  • 18-06-20

Had me on the edge of my seat!

Extremely well performed and great storyline. Believable characters, seemed very well researched on the plight of immigrants.
Glad I’ve discovered Henry Porter and Matt Addis!

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  • Denis Ives
  • 11-06-19

Great contemporary thriller story.

Good plot but action a bit slow at times. Some good insights into refugee and terrorist issues. Interesting characters. Thought Paul Samson sounded much too British for a former Lebanese refugee.