Paperback, 320 pages.
Publisher: Wavecrest Publications, an imprint
By: James Marinero
This highly topical techno thriller
blends political intrigue with suspense and gutsy action in sharply researched Mediterranean
settings. Weapons of mass destruction are in terrorist hands. With much of the story based on fact,
this is a chilling portrayal of a possible future.
In February 2016 North Korea announced
the successful testing of a fusion bomb. This sets the backdrop to frantic diplomatic activity and
a multi-threaded tale of intrigue with the involvement of Iran as well as North Korea. Outrageous
demands by a visionary terrorist group become public and throw the United Nations into
Ex-Royal Marine Steve Baldwin (Gate of
Tears, Sicilian Channel) has been involved in tracking a rogue Chinese agent to Malta, but the
capture does not go according to plan. Changed priorities resulting from the British Government’s
dark objectives move the action to North Africa where political instability is the norm and
duplicity the name of the game.
Thousands of lives are at stake, but
the UK Prime Minister is bent on secretly acquiring the technology for her country. It’s an
outrageous gamble with the lives of her agents (always dispensable) – and with the diplomatic
reputation of the UK for a generation to come.
This riveting tale – the second story
in Marinero’s ‘Maghreb Trilogy’ - will be of interest to readers who enjoy topical tales of
espionage and geopolitics based on leading edge technology with plenty of suspense and
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