Three a.m. on a frozen winter's night, only hours after the results of the general election. A small craft skims the Thames, closing in on London's most exclusive new riverside hotel. Onboard is a lone assassin, his target - Britain's most powerful new politician.
In a nation threatened by extremist jihadis and torn apart by civil unrest, Vernon Rolt has just been catapulted into government on an extreme antiterror platform. Rolt's plans for a zero-tolerance crackdown on ethnic violence has touched a popular nerve. But his move into politics has made him some unlikely enemies - British ex-servicemen, once his most committed supporters who now want him dead.
Ex-SAS trooper turned MI5 operative Tom Buckingham is undercover inside Rolt's organisation. His mission: to neutralise the rogue assassins for whom he also has become a target and to discover the deadly intentions of Rolt's new financier, shadowy Crimean oligarch Oleg Umarov. But all too soon, Tom gets caught up in a far more devastating plot which will change the political landscape of Europe - forever....
©2015 Andy McNab (P)2015 Random House Audiobooks
Ex-sailor who is finding audible a good way to read books. I listen in the car and, often, cannot wait to drive somewhere !!
I love all audio books - I listen in the car and journeys all fly by when I am listening.
I like the way that a story unwinds and leads towards the possibility of civil war in a believable way.
Tom Buckingham. Serious, intelligent and well hard !
The end of the book when everything settled down to 'normality' - hugely well written and, in my view, one of McNab's better books.
Had the feeling somebody else is writing this all the other Andy McNabb's got a lot better into detail it is a lot like the Tom wood or Stephen leather stories just not quite as good a little bit in between, suggest and it goes back to writing about his SAS days
My perfect night in: Cup of tea, all my wonderful audible books and dramas and a comfortable seat on top of my bed. Nuf sed'
This book was not what I had expected from my favourite author. It took a long time to get going, but the action did finally arrive after 4 hours of setting the political scene which was there to support the story.
This wasn't a typical Mcnab book that's full of action and tough, gritty ex SAS soldiers. The majority of it is very political; set just after the general election, which follows one man in particular, Vernon Rolt, the new Home Secretary.
An ok story, but not up to Andy's usual standard. I think most Mcnab fans will be disappointed with this, but mainly for the simple fact that it was not...
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