The Gun Seller (Deluxe Edition) (Paperback)

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A deluxe paperback reissue of British actor (comedian, musician, and writer) Hugh Laurie’s acclaimed spy romp—starring Thomas Lang, a hapless ex-soldier who is drawn into the center of a dangerous plot involving international terrorists, arms dealing, and CIA spooks.

Featuring an introduction by Hugh Laurie, and a foreword by Stephen Fry!

Retired army officer Thomas Lang would love nothing more than to live out the rest of his existence drinking whiskey and riding motorcycles, and is content to make ends meet with mercenary jobs—just never murder. Not even when he’s offered a fortune to assassinate American businessman Alexander Woolf. Lang opts to warn the target instead.

But Lang’s good deed does not go unpunished. When he finds not Woolf, but Woolf’s alluring daughter, Sarah, and another less scrupulous mercenary closing in, Lang becomes entangled in an international conspiracy that lands him in the sights of both the Ministry of Defence and the CIA. Lang takes on rogue CIA agents, aspiring terrorists, and high-tech arms dealers to prevent an international bloodbath—and save the femme fatale he’s falling in love with.

Robert Ludlum by way of, well, Hugh Laurie, The Gun Seller is a whizz-bang novel of suspense, espionage, and humor, perfect for fans of crime fiction and comedy alike.

About the Author

Hugh Laurie is an actor, writer, director and musician. He lives wherever tomatoes are in season.

Praise For…

Praise for The Gun Seller

“As a writer, Mr. Laurie is smart, charming, warm, cool (if need be) and high-spirited. He has Ian Fleming's dash, flash, slam-bam plotting and technical knowledge of hardware—especially with exotic weaponry—as well as P. G. Wodehouse's wit and sense of detachment . . . a genuinely witty and sophisticated entertainment.”
The New York Times

“A tasty treat for fans of both comedic novels and suspense thrillers . . . Laurie’s writing is droll in that particularly British way that Americans love . . . The Gun Seller moves as fast as Lang’s favorite Kawasaki. And Laurie’s sense of wordplay is great fun . . . The Gun Seller will leave readers shaken, stirred—and giggling.”
—USA Today

“A ripping spoof of the spy genre.”
Vanity Fair

“British writer/actor Laurie’s first novel has all the trademarks of an offbeat James Bond adventure . . . the mind-boggling intricacy of a Robert Ludlum plot, and, most gratifyingly, the irreverent attitude of A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Laurie glee­fully shakes and stirs a cocktail of international ter­rorism, high-tech helicopters, devious arms dealers, Bond-caliber beauties, Swiss ski resorts, and British intelligence into a cool concoction that zips along, heralds a new hero . . . and leaves plenty of room for a sequel.”
—Entertainment Weekly

“The funniest and most charming novel I have read in years and years. If you see someone howling with laughter on the subway, sobbing with joy in the street or exploding with delight on an airplane this year, it’s because they’re reading The Gun Seller.”
—Stephen Fry

“Clever and hilarious, with a story that is intricate, tense and well researched—and unstintingly joyous read.”
Time Out

The Gun Seller is fast, topical, wry, suspenseful, hilarious, witty, surprising, ridiculous, and pretty wonderful. And you don't need a permit to buy it . . . A delightful novel.”
The Washington Post

“A very funny book . . . makes many another comic novel look slow-witted in comparison.”
Sunday Telegraph

“A terrific debut.”
Daily Telegraph

“A first-rate thriller . . . an awesome entertainment machine . . . a smashing book.”
The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)

“A hilarious, bumbling caper.”
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Product Details
ISBN: 9781641296038
ISBN-10: 1641296038
Publisher: Soho Crime
Publication Date: June 18th, 2024
Pages: 408
Language: English