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The blistering sequel to Firefly from 'the proud carrier of the flag first unfurled by John le Carre'. (Lee Child)

On a deserted road in Calabria, Greek aid worker Anastasia Cristakos is driving alone to visit one of the new refugee centres funded by billionaire Denis Hisami, whom she has recently married. She slows down to greet two African migrants she recognises. Too late she realises they are not her friends. This is an ambush. 

She manages a desperate phone call to Hisami before her Mafia kidnappers silence her with a powerful drug. Hours later she wakes up in the pitch dark on a container ship powering eastwards across the Mediterranean.

Anastasia has been abducted and held hostage because Hisami has explosive information that his enemies have killed for and will kill for again. But Hisami can do nothing to save his wife. His time as a commander with the Kurdish Peshmerga has caught up with him. The US authorities have seized his passport and jailed him for possible terrorist activities in the past. For all his wealth, he is powerless.

Only one man can help him. Paul Samson, former MI6 agent and a genius at tracking missing persons. He's the obvious choice. There's only one snag. Samson was, and probably still is, in love with Anastasia. If he manages to locate and save her, will it be for Hisami - or himself?

©2019 Henry Porter (P)2019 Quercus Editions Limited

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"An espionage master." (Charles Cumming)

"Timely and terrific." (Mick Herron)

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love these books...

...only disappointment is that there's just two of them. great characters superbly delivered. a must read

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Great story.

If you enjoyed Henry Porter's 'Firefly', you will love this. A great story which is very much in touch with the times. I loved it.

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Top notch sequel to Firefly

Excellent and exciting plot. Not too thrilled with the narrator. Undoubtedly talented, but I just find his voice difficult to listen to.

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Well worth Five Stars ⭐️

I’ve been really engrossed in listening to this audible book. First I listened to Firefly book 1 , absolutely captivating, and then moved immediately on to White Hot Silence which was another amazing listen .
Paul Samson is such a likeable character and Mat Addis brings the whole story to life through his brilliant narration. Have book 3 on pre- order for April 2021 .