The Ambassador. Tom Fletcher

The type of book I don’t come across much these days, the type of book which was my staple reading for years. A book which fits in nicely with books by some of my favourite authors, like Robert Ludlum and Tom Clancy.

Taking inspiration from some modern day events and weaving a great narrative Tom Fletcher has created a great, believable, story.

A young woman is taking refuge in the British Embassy in Paris, she’s managed to annoy most, if not all, of the Governments of the world.

But she has sought asylum in the embassy and it’s been granted. Her idea is to get a global government formed to make the world better prepared for any future pandemics.

Meanwhile a Scandinavian hacker is releasing leaked papers which have profound effects on Politicians, Public Figures, Business Leaders and many others. His idea to ruin lives.

She dies live on camera, locked in her room as the embassy hosts a gala.

Her death triggers other suicides in her name but seemingly controlled by the Scandinavian Hacker.

Ed Barnes, the Ambassador is instantly convinced her death is suspicious, the French Police say it’s suicide, without carrying out a proper investigation.

Barnes is isolated. His own Government insist the French investigation is correct. He wants to run his own but is told to stand down.

How can he. The same people he thinks are involved in the murder are threatening his daughter.

There’s only one thing he can do. Defy his Government, go on the run, and carry out his own investigation.

A brilliant story.

Pages: 320. Publisher: Canelo. Available now.