The Collaborator Doc ✓ 545 pages ✓ Gerald seymour

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The Collaborator Doc ✓ 545 pages ✓ Gerald seymour ✓ One call will change her life and will start a war She is an Italian accountancy student in London and her boyfriend Eddie teaches at a language school But the prime reason Immacolata Borelli came to Britain was to look after her gangster brother wanted for mAborate with justice to betray her own family he knows she is setting in motion a terrifying and unpredictable series of events The Borellis will not lose their criminal empire without a vicious fight They will use anything and anyone to prevent her from giving evidence against them Even Eddie and Eddie's life Seymour has returned to usual uality within the genre of The Loner as a a form of reluctant or anti hero If one wanted to sample Seymour as an author I would recommend Harry's Game His first and still one of his best Holding the Zero and his latest the Collaborator Seymour uses a staccato style developing his characters then developing the story by switching uickly from character to character Easy to read and I have always found the story enjoyable despite the continuing use of the same model

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One call will change her life and will start a war She is an Italian accountancy student in London and her boyfriend Eddie teaches at a language school But the prime reason Immacolata Borelli came to Britain was to look after her gangster brother wanted for multiple murders back home in Naples For the Borelli A uestion for you There’s a young English man who meets a young Italian lady in London they date a little but it stays casual she never even gives him her phone number or tells him where she lives but when she suddenly withdraws from his life he immediately jumps on a plane to Italy in pursuit of her; now is that behaviour romantic or the actions of a possible stalker? This novel strangely comes down on the side of the latter it certainly believes that young Eddie Deacon’s behaviour is imbecilic and that makes it somewhat difficult to care about the plight of this poor deluded young gentlemanIt doesn’t help that the girl in uestion is a grade A bitchThis ‘innocent getting into trouble with the Mafia abroad’ tale has its moments but hampers itself with a range of either not particularly likeable characters or cardboard standees There are the ruthless gangsters the harassed policemen and prosecutors and even a damaged special ops guy who – luckily – through a friend of a friend of the kidnap victim gets involved That being said the worlds of Naples and of Dalston on East London are well captured Curiously for the first time in my life I had to go to Dalston this week It was odd to be wandering around the exact same streets I’d just been reading about on the tube up In the end it’s an effective airport thriller with a good few moments of tension even if the conclusion is just the wrong side of sentimental

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The CollaboratorClan are major players in the Camorra a crime network close knit and ruthless than the Sicilian Mafia Mario Castrolami is a senior Carabinieri investigator of the Camorra his career dedicated to destroying the corruption and violence of the clans When Immacolata calls from London to say she is prepared to coll It's a while since I read a Gerald Seymour He's good really good One of the Camorra families the Naples Mafia is ruled by a woman the Godmother since her husband was jailed Their sons already have roles in the family business protection construction deals toxic waste disposal Immacolata their daughter studying in England turns against the family after a humiliation at a friend's funeral The Carabinieri whisk her into witness protection and arrest her mother and brothers Ima's English boyfriend Eddie unaware of her family's gangland connection ill advisedly goes to Naples to find her Then a freelance security guy Lukas has to go looking for Eddy Seymour's 'formula' best seen in his stunning novels set in the Middle East's war zones is to follow several strands of a story and then slowly and suspensefully pull them together towards an excruciatingly tense confontation He does this here brilliantlyThere's a chilling scene towards the end when Immocalata's minders take her to visit her parish priest in Naples Far from granting her absolution he denounces her betrayal of her family the majority of Neapolitans take pleasure and pride from the reputation of their home as the centre of the western world's most successful criminal conspiracyThis multi stranded story is told from perhaps too many viewpoints including not only the Godmother but the clan's Founding grandmother and grandfather but Seymour brilliantly evokes not just the sights and smells of Naples' slums but also the culture of deference and fear that stalks every one of the city's streets; the Camorra families rule the city totally and ruthlessly Like John Le Carre Gerald Seymour elevates the thriller to the level of serious literature This is up there with The Godfather in the annals of crime fiction