White Hot Silence

White Hot Silence[Reading] ➶ White Hot Silence Author Henry Porter – Tbjewellers.co.uk Private investigator and fixer Paul Samson hasn t spoken to his erstwhile friend Denis Hisami in over a year He just has accepted a dangerous assignment searching for a missing American businessman in Private investigator and fixer Paul Samson hasn t spoken to his erstwhile friend Denis Hisami in over a year He just has accepted a dangerous assignment searching for a missing American businessman in Russia when he receives a call from Hisami asking him for a meeting Hisami has a bombshell to drop a woman called Anastasia White Hot Kindle - Christakos has been kidnapped, and Hisami wants Samson to find her There s just one small problem Anastasia left Paul for Hisami, and was the cause of their rift Nevertheless, how can Paul refuse It soon becomes clear that Anastasia is being held by parties with Russian connections in order to manipulate Hisami s business dealings Is there a connection to Hisami s past as a member Kurdish special forces and intelligence It will take all of Samson s courage and guile to find out and meanwhile the life of the only woman he has ever loved hangs in the balance.

Henry Porter has written for most national broadsheet newspapers He contributes commentary and reportage to the Guardian, Observer, Evening Standard and Sunday Telegraph He is the British editor of Vanity Fair, and lives in London with his wife and two daughters.

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 448 pages
  • White Hot Silence
  • Henry Porter
  • 24 March 2019
  • 0802147534

10 thoughts on “White Hot Silence

  1. says:

    White Hot Silence is the second espionage thriller to feature MI6 agent Paul Samson, and although the series opener, Firefly, was excellent this follow up is exceptional It isn t essential to have read the first book beforehand as they work perfectly independently of one another Anastasia is a humanitarian aid worker currently working in Calabria, Italy helping migrants who have committed to the dangerous sea crossing in the hope of finding a better life She tries to see the good in people so White Hot Silence is the second espionage thriller to feature MI6 agent Paul Samson, and although the series opener, Firefly, was excellent this follow up is exceptional It isn t essential to have read the first book beforehand as they work perfectly independently of one another Anastasia is a humanitarian aid worker currently working in Calabria, Italy helping migrants who have committed to the dangerous sea crossing in the hope of finding a better life She tries to see the good in people so when she slows down to speak to two African migrants she knows by sight, even before the car stops she realises she has made a big mistake a mistake that could cost her her life Captured and drugged she wakes up to the unmistakable sound of a ship s engine With no idea who has her and no idea where she is headed it is lucky she had time to call her billionaire husband to inform him of the situation But he is about to be jailed for crimes he apparently committed in Syria and so is forced to turn to his wife s ex lover Paul for help due to his expertise in locating missing people This is a complex, topical and gritty tale which is beautifully plotted and written There are many moving parts to it but each works effortlessly to create an addictive, action packed and high octane thriller The twists and turns are very unpredictable and the pacing is rapid with barely a moment to breathe The characters continue to grow on me as they develop, and I look forward to readingof their perilous adventures in the future Highly recommended Many thanks to Quercus for an ARC

  2. says:

    Henry Porter is a stunning writer He knows where the edge of your seat is and has you clinging to it from start to finish Stunning work and a great follow up to Firefly I would advise reading the first novel in the series however you can read this as a standalone novel A Solid Five Star Read

  3. says:

    I very much enjoyed the first Paul Samson outing and was hoping forof the same Which is exactly what I got Replace Syrian refugee with Greek love interest and lose some of the grit with billionaires mucking about and it s pretty much the same race against time Still enjoyable, particularly the cameo from characters in previous books, but lost some of it freshness.

  4. says:

    This review contains spoilers.I m not going to give the story line here, because that s available in the blurb on the book or in Goodreads Rather, I m just laying down a rant because I was really disappointed with this book, expecially given the great reviews it got I can only imagine that Lee Child and Mick Herron who both apparently rated it highly didn t actually read it.One of my main issues with this book was the exposition It was just not done very well at all.Early on the book, after This review contains spoilers.I m not going to give the story line here, because that s available in the blurb on the book or in Goodreads Rather, I m just laying down a rant because I was really disappointed with this book, expecially given the great reviews it got I can only imagine that Lee Child and Mick Herron who both apparently rated it highly didn t actually read it.One of my main issues with this book was the exposition It was just not done very well at all.Early on the book, after the opening sequence, we get 12 pages of background on a past relationship, which does little to advance the story imo It could have been shaved to 2 pages, or the relevant detail could have been folded into the story later A short while later and later in the book as well some of this detail is unnecessarily repeated anway, and some other details also seem completely irrelevant and yet we are not initially told who Peter Nyman works for or what his role is, despite seeming to be critical at this point in the story it s only clarified later It seems that much of this detail was covered in previous books in the series and much but not all of it recalled for reference, but in an unhelpful fashion.As an example of completely mundane irrelevance, we also get this kind of unnecessary filler and remember, this is meant to be an espionage thriller Waiting for hima tray with juice, sliced mango, oval breads called samoon, and gaymer, a thick white cream made from buffalo milk, all prepared by his Yazedi chef What I don t care this kind of detail is probablyat home in a fluffy novel about wealthy pop stars or yoga vloggers You ve already told me he s very wealthy, you don t have to flesh it out with this kind of thing, I have an imagination.The main character, Samson, seems almost chidishly concerned with the romantic past he shares with another character The female character he s obsessing about also keeps recalling details about their romantic past although she s married , and throughout the book and in the epilogue we get the two of them thinking and behaving like adolescents about one another The language and style arein keeping with a romance than a thriller.The characters are largely not believable There s a Russian hood who s meant to be an expert in psychological warfare, but fails miserably at it he s also quite inept as the woman s captor, getting drunk and attempting to be amorous, in what is a really pathetically contrived scene to set up her escape attempt.There are issues with the other characters too most of them.Spelling errors in novels are unavoidable, but I would expect the writer of an espionage novel to get the spelling of the breech of a rifle correct he gets it wrongthan once.The twist at the end is pretty weak the Italian mob, really And then 15 pages of loose ends being tied up, with some details that really could have been woven into the story.There are also a lot of repetitive references to certain parts of the back story, specifically the past activities of Samson the main character , the billionaire who s hiring him, the female lead, and the kids they saved together in the past I got a bit tired of this and was on the verge of abanding the book onthan one occasion.Not recommended

  5. says:

    Paul Samson is back in this explosive thriller Reeling after the events in Macedonia Paul has settled back in to the quiet life in the UK Looking after his mother s restaurant and keeping a low profile in the intelligence business After Macedonia Paul Anastasia escaped to Venice and began a short relationship as it came to an abrupt end where Anastasia ran in to the arms of Denis Hisami and married him One year later if i remember right Anastasia has been followed and cornered in Paul Samson is back in this explosive thriller Reeling after the events in Macedonia Paul has settled back in to the quiet life in the UK Looking after his mother s restaurant and keeping a low profile in the intelligence business After Macedonia Paul Anastasia escaped to Venice and began a short relationship as it came to an abrupt end where Anastasia ran in to the arms of Denis Hisami and married him One year later if i remember right Anastasia has been followed and cornered in Italy and been asked to come with 2 Thieves if she wants to live Denis on the otherhand sees his business empire begin to crack and his dark army past come to light With his passport removed from his grasp and Anastasia now kidnapped Denis must turn to the 1 man who he knows will fight to save Anastasia Paul is reluctant to take the task of finding Anastasia due to the heartbreak he still feels over the ending of their relationship But with all feelings put aside he takes on the mantle and starts to follow leads Taking the first flight to Italy he goes to the scene of the crime and remarkably finds Anastasia s phone There s hints of Paul Anastasia s brief relationship throughout the book which is fitting and adds a nice touch to the story as Anastasia fights her captors to the point of breaking Anastasia has been put on a boat to Destination unknown but has infiltrated the boat to the point of getting a call out to Paul with clues as to where the boat is headed toRussia The story unfolds at a rapid pace and in comes Naji to help again what a nice little touch The boy genius is tasked with helping Paul to save Anastasia whom has done so much for Naji and his family since the events in Macedonia Quite enjoyed this and would love to see a possible 3rd book

  6. says:

    Henry Porter is a stunning writer He knows where the edge of your seat is and has you clinging to it from start to finish Fantastic work and a great follow up to Firefly I would advise reading the first novel in the series however you can read this as a standalone novel A Solid Five Star Read

  7. says:

    I really enjoyed firefly and was delighted to find this next episode I would recommend reading firefly as it is excellent but wouldn t necessarily say you need to in advance of reading white hot silence This is essentially a race against time and powerful forces to rescue a friend and loved one and bring down powerful right wing forces Gripping and current.

  8. says:

    A brisk spy thriller, perfect summer reading.

  9. says:

    White Hot Silence is a 2019 novel, penned by Andrew Porter It is a sequel to the 2018 novel Firefly I did not read Firefly before reading White Hot Silence, and found that the author did a good job of filling in the reader as to the last novel s events so you will not feel lost if you haven t read Firefly If you are at all a fan of Ian Fleming, John le Carre, or any other British espionage fiction, pick up White Hot Silence right away I suspect you won t be disappointed.White Hot Silence wa White Hot Silence is a 2019 novel, penned by Andrew Porter It is a sequel to the 2018 novel Firefly I did not read Firefly before reading White Hot Silence, and found that the author did a good job of filling in the reader as to the last novel s events so you will not feel lost if you haven t read Firefly If you are at all a fan of Ian Fleming, John le Carre, or any other British espionage fiction, pick up White Hot Silence right away I suspect you won t be disappointed.White Hot Silence wastes nary a second in getting off the ground and into flight Greek aid worker Anastasia is kidnapped by mysterious forces while working in Italy Her billionaire husband, seeking to come to her aid, is also set upon by mysterious forces who would expose his secretive past, but to what end With limited options, former MI6 operative Paul Samson is put on the case With a past romantic attachment to Anastasia, many question Samson s ability to detach himself emotionally from the mission Hopefully, Samson can prove them wrong and save his former love Anastasia whilst also unraveling a diabolical plot that could threaten the stability of Europe.White Hot Silence is at once exciting, immensely readable, and satisfying British thrillers have always had that effective mix of intrigue, wit, romance, and worldliness that make them such a joy, and White Hot Silence certainly checks all those boxes andThe plot is highly original and creative, with important undertones that relate to our present world in both Europe and the United States The story moves quickly, but also in a way that is intelligent and believable, and all the threads are tied up nicely in a satisfying conclusion There is also a sense of urbane exoticism in the novel The characters travel to some very interesting locations around Europe and America, and I enjoyed getting the atlas out and following along with them Locations are described very well, and the author does a bang up job of making you feel as if you are there The quality of writing is high, with wonderful description, dialogue, and that subtle wit that makes you remember you re reading an English novel.Characterization in the novel is super as well The players are very well conceived and are quite the compelling and international bunch Dialogue in particular is handled very well the author writes masterful dialogue for all characters regardless of nationality, whether American, English, etc I particularly enjoyed the Eastern European characters and felt they stole the scenes whenever they appeared With a couple of the characters, I did feel their backstories were a bit grandiose and implausible, but perhaps the author was trying to create larger than life characters and if so, he succeeded.Need I sayWhite Hot Silence has my endorsement, and I will certainly be on the lookout for Andrew Porter in the years to come

  10. says:

    Another exciting and extremely fast paced read, that continues the story first started in Firefly Please read Firefly first, as many characters are introduced in that book, and this essential information is necessary to enjoy the second book Anastasia Hisami is visiting the Hisami Foundation in Calabria , before flying back to California to be reunited with her husband Denis She stops enroute to give a lift to some refugee boys, then quickly realises, she has been targeted for kidnap She esc Another exciting and extremely fast paced read, that continues the story first started in Firefly Please read Firefly first, as many characters are introduced in that book, and this essential information is necessary to enjoy the second book Anastasia Hisami is visiting the Hisami Foundation in Calabria , before flying back to California to be reunited with her husband Denis She stops enroute to give a lift to some refugee boys, then quickly realises, she has been targeted for kidnap She escapes from the car and manages to leave a message for her husband before she is captured Paul Samson, MI6 operative and person finder extraordinaire is despatched by Denis to find his wife and bring her back home But Paul and Anastasia have a previous history of a love affair, and Paul is still in love with her This book concerns money markets around the world, and concern attempts to disrupt and overthrow European democracies Denis is involved due his chequered past as a mercenary, Anastasia has been kidnapped to force Denis to stop investigating where large amounts of money are being siphoned away from Banks and where this is being reinvested.Naji, the young refugee we met in Firefly, proves himself to be an absolute wizard with unlocking keyboards and computer hacking If I was in a completely desperate situation, I would love Paul Samson to be my Knight in shining armour As you may have guessed, I love both these books The first made me take a good hard look at my preconceptions about the refugee crisis, it was such a powerful and emotional read White, Hot Silence, this second book, was, for me, a welcome chance to catch up on old friends, plus a few dunderheads It is filled with committed desperate characters, with a strong woman and a devoted man, but not necessarily the husband The most surprising item in this book is a most unusual book club I am delighted to review this book, and so pleased to become reacquainted with some marvellous characters Henry Porter has a very keen eye for spies and espionage He makes the mess surrounding current affairs easy to understand and you can have a greater sympathy of the suffering and struggles of these refugees A well deserved five star read

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