By Stella Rimington
The foreign fingers exchange is ready to develop into a countrywide problem...
In 2012, in a center jap souk, CIA agent Miles Brookhaven was once attacked. on the time he was once infiltrating insurgent teams within the region. not anyone used to be sure if his conceal were blown or if the act used to be simply an arbitrary assault on Westerners. Months later, the incident continues to be a mystery.
Now, Liz Carlyle and her Counter Terrorism unit in MI5 were charged with the duty of looking at the foreign under-the-counter palms alternate. With the Arabic quarter in the sort of risky country, the British Intelligence forces became expanding involved that extremist Al-Qaeda jihadis are construction their energy base able to release one other assault. because the strain mounts, Liz and her staff needs to intercept unlawful guns sooner than they get into the incorrect hands.
When MI5 learns that the resource of the fingers offers is found in Western Europe, Liz unearths herself on a manhunt that leads her to Paris, to Berlin and into her personal long-forgotten prior. A prior buried so deep that she suggestion it'll by no means resurface . . .
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