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Firefly

(2018)
(The first book in the Paul Samson series)
A novel by

 
 
Firefly proves once again that . . . British espionage fiction is the best in the world, and Porter is part of the reason why.” ―Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author

From the refugee camps of Greece to the mountains of Macedonia, a thirteen-year-old boy is making his way to Germany and to 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. Paul Samson, ex-MI6 agent and now private eye, finds himself recruited to the cause. Fluent in Arabic thanks to his Lebanese heritage and himself the product of an earlier era of violent civil war, 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 an author who brings a whole new level of urgency to the genre.

“A classic chase thriller with an on-the-scenes look at the Syrian refugee crisis―it doesn’t get more contemporary than this.”—Joseph Kanon, New York Times bestselling author of The Accomplice

“A welcome return . . . Firefly seems ripped from the headlines and is both timely and terrific.”—Mick Herron, CWA Gold Dagger Award-winning author of Joe Country

Genre: Thriller

Praise for this book

"Firefly proves once again that Porter is both his own man and the proud carrier of the flag first unfurled by John le Carre more than fifty years ago. British espionage fiction is the best in the world, and Porter is part of the reason why." - Lee Child

"An espionage master." - Charles Cumming

"Firefly accomplishes what too few novels today even try to do: this engrossing chase story of terrorism, spies and refugees takes the reader through the realities of our current war-torn world’s innocents even as the novel entertains. This is an important thriller about the real world we all must survive." - James Grady

"A welcome return ... Firefly is both timely and terrific." - Mick Herron

"A classic chase thriller with an on-the-scenes look at the Syrian refugee crisis - it doesn’t get more contemporary than this." - Joseph Kanon


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Hardback Editions

October 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Firefly
Author(s): Henry Porter
ISBN: 0-8021-2895-5 / 978-0-8021-2895-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mysterious Press
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June 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Firefly: Winner of the 2019 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize (Paul Samson Spy Thriller)
Author(s): Henry Porter
ISBN: 1-78747-049-0 / 978-1-78747-049-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus
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Paperback Editions

September 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Firefly
Author(s): Henry Porter
ISBN: 0-8021-4769-0 / 978-0-8021-4769-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mysterious Press
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November 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Firefly: The must-read thriller ripped from today's headlines (Paul Samson Spy Thriller): Winner of the 2019 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize
Author(s): Henry Porter
ISBN: 1-78747-053-9 / 978-1-78747-053-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus
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June 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Firefly: Winner of the 2019 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize (Paul Samson Spy Thriller)
Author(s): Henry Porter
ISBN: 1-78747-050-4 / 978-1-78747-050-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus
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Audio Editions

March 2021 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Firefly
Author(s): Henry Porter
ISBN: 1-66513-320-1 / 978-1-66513-320-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Highbridge Audio and Blackstone Publishing
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March 2021 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Firefly
Author(s): Henry Porter
ISBN: 1-66513-321-X / 978-1-66513-321-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Highbridge Audio and Blackstone Publishing
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October 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Firefly (Firefly, 1)
Author(s): Henry Porter
ISBN: 1-68441-598-5 / 978-1-68441-598-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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October 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Firefly
Author(s): Henry Porter
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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October 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Firefly
Author(s): Henry Porter
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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June 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Firefly
Author(s): Henry Porter
Publisher: Quercus
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June 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Firefly
Author(s): Henry Porter
Publisher: Quercus
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June 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Firefly
Author(s): Henry Porter
Publisher: Quercus
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Kindle Editions

October 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Firefly
Author(s): Henry Porter
Publisher: Mysterious Press
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June 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Firefly: a gripping spy thriller for summer 2019 (Paul Samson Spy Thriller)
Author(s): Henry Porter
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU