In his superb first novel, The Stranger, Simon introduced Jude Lyon of MI6, a compelling, very modern hero. With The Saboteur, a standalone sequel, he places his hero at the centre of a terrifying Russian plan to disable and ultimately destroy the United Kingdom. Fast-paced, almost breathless, this story gallops along as a terrorist escapes from prison, Jude Lyon is rescued from an ambush in Syria and a Chancellor of the Exchequer tries to hide a guilty secret. The Saboteur takes the spy thriller to new heights. Chaired by BBC Scotland News Editor, Sarah Smith.