For years my genre of choice was cold war, or espionage books, by authors such as Robert Ludlum, Nelson DeMille and Tom Clancy, but new books like these have been few and far between for years.
At last somebody is filling the gap with quality material.
L.J Morris has written a brilliant post-cold war book that sees the security of the UK, and the stability of world politics at risk.
Stuck in a Mexican Prison ex-special agent Ali Sinclair is frightened for her life and wondering why she has been abandoned to her fate.
Meanwhile her handler, from British Intelligence, is working on her release when an urgent request from another agent, Frank McGill, ramps up the urgency of Sinclair’s release.
Somebody is making an attempt to take over the UK Government from within. A journalist had been on the track of the conspirators but has been murdered. He didn’t give away any information, but he has left a document outlining his findings.
Only his boyfriend can decipher the clues that he left to the documents location.
McGill had been tasked with locating the boyfriend and getting the document, but somebody nearly beats him to it, and McGill and the boyfriend go into hiding.
McGill will only trust Sinclair and so she is sent to meet him.
What follows is a brilliant story of subterfuge and espionage which sees McGill and Sinclair teamed up with a most unexpected ally.
The story moves a break-neck pace but retains its plausibility, which is a writing skill in itself.
What makes the story all the more incredible is, when you look at British Politics over the last couple of decades, the story is very credible.
Had Morris been writing in Clancy, DeMille, and Ludlum’s, era they would have had a worthy contemporary fighting for position at the top of the Best Seller List.
I loved this book.
Publisher: Crows Foot Books