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The Prague Ultimatum


The Prague Ultimatum

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    Available in PDF Format | The Prague Ultimatum.pdf | English
    James Silvester(Author)
Fear stalks the newly reunified Czechoslovakia, the terror wrought by international terrorism and violent extremists overshadowing the forthcoming fiftieth anniversary of the Prague Spring, and threatening to burn the country in its wake. Into this arena steps Captain Lincoln Stone, a disgraced British officer, humiliatingly scapegoated by his government for his role in the disastrous on-going Syrian Conflict. Plucked from his purgatory, Stone is teased with exoneration by British Foreign Secretary Jonathan Greyson, in return for his 'off the books' aid of Czechoslovak Prime Minister, Miroslava Svobodova. Stone, resentful of his treatment and determined to prove himself, is driven by deeper motives than the casual platitudes of his superiors, and finds himself at the epicentre as the country descends into chaos. Cut off from the international community and isolated in the face of an expansionist Russia, and with the sinister Institute for European Harmony ever present behind the scenes, Czechoslovakia's fate, and that of the world, hangs on the outcome to the Prague Ultimatum.

James is an HR professional and former Mod DJ for internet radio, with a neglected talent for the harmonica. He first began writing during his University days, re-discovering his passion for storytelling after delving into the rich history of Eastern Europe. First and foremost he is a proud Dad of two wonderful kids and is likely an infuriating husband. When not writing, James is happiest not acting his age with his children.

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  • PDF | 320 pages
  • James Silvester(Author)
  • Urbane Publications (20 April 2017)
  • English
  • 6
  • Crime, Thrillers & Mystery
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  • By Hugh Fraser on 23 April 2017

    James Silvester captures the post-Brexit zeitgeist brilliantly in this compelling page-turner. Captain Lincoln Stone, whose distinguished military career stretches from the Falklands War to a recent engagement in Syria, is sent on a covert mission to Prague to investigate the activities of Myska, a right-wing politician with odious views on racial issues, and to discredit him if possible. In Prague he meets the beautiful but enigmatic Professor Natalie Abelard who is similarly committed to unmasking Myska’s true mission. As their enquiries reveal the extent of political subterfuge and various sinister conspiracies within the intelligence agencies of the Europe, tension begins to mount between the Czech Prime Minister and the mysterious Institute for European Harmony. With the powerful presence of Russia lurking in the background, and the unwelcome intrusion of the USA,international relations become increasingly tense, and as the narrative races towards its nail-biting climax, Captain Lincoln Stone is caught in a vortex of deception and betrayal which strains his considerable survival skills to the limit. The Prague Ultimatum provides a salutary and timely reminder of the insidious threat that we all face from the creeping advance of far-right ideology and separatism, while being a gripping and enthralling political thriller which is very difficult to put down.

  • By Guest on 24 June 2017

    I read Escape to Perdition, the first book in Silvester's Prague thrillers, and absolutely loved it, my review is on my own book page and also on Amazon. I bought this sequel as soon as I heard it was out, and was not disappointed. The story moves on in a Czechoslovakia reunited under a strong woman Prime Minister and an elderly heroic President, but the uneasy peace is threatened by Islamic terrorism, the rise of a charismatic fascist leader, and the knocking on the door of the Russians, following their trip into the Ukraine - and what of the Institute, a shady organisation manipulating EU politics, and to what end - are they the white knights? Silvester builds this story in a masterly way, and the reader is drawn into various dark alleys, the hero, or is he an antihero, dumped into a maelstrom of chilling political manoeuvring, a traditional soldier having to adjust into the veiled and turgid world of MI6. As a reader we are sent down paths, each equally believable and we get right behind it, but nothing is as it seems, and neither is the motivation of the political directors - this is, after all, politics - well, actually it is the lives of millions of innocent people, not just in Czechoslovakia, but across Europe, and the swerves and curves of intrigue I found gripping, and the end, barnstorming, a complete surprise. I cannot reveal more of the plot as I would not want to spoil the roller coaster ride, but this is truly a masterly work, well thought out - a wonderful read. 5 Stars and a recommended read

  • By business reader on 17 April 2017

    I started this book with a sense of apprehension as I enjoyed the author's first book so much I thought I might be disappointed by his second one. I shouldn't have worried. Great characters and sense of place as well as an ability to weave in actuality without it feeling forced. Hoping that many fellow readers discover James silvester as a writer who can pull off a thriller that is both intelligent an de fun to read. Highly recommended.

  • By Alison Waterfield on 15 May 2017

    This is an exceptional read. Predominantly a political thriller, a subject that often loses my enthusiasm, The Prague Ultimatum ensures it keeps your attention with a cleverly written storyline. Lots of action and a totally unexpected ending. Another excellent book from James Silvester.

  • By Pete j on 24 June 2017

    Brilliant read, its not often that i read an entire book in one sitting, sadly this wasnt one of them times either. Read it over a weekend and really enjoyed it, cant wait for the next book 😊

  • By Andrea on 8 July 2017

    A compelling read - so many twists and turns and it is so relevant and current in our erratic political climate. I loved it and would recommend to everyone as a real page turner and thought provoking read.

  • By Diane on 30 August 2017

    Did not enjoy the story.

  • By Februarybaby on 22 June 2017

    fantastic read couldn't put it down! look forward to more by this author

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