By Michael Jecks
"An fast vintage British undercover agent novel - mature, considerate, and intelligent." –Lee Child
When the chilly conflict ended, Jack Case was once one undercover agent too many.
Cut adrift and superfluous in a altering global, he used to be discarded by means of British Intelligence.
Then, after 11th of September, fast recruitment introduced in a rash of recent, proficient younger women and men. They have been knowledgeable and placed into the sphere quickly - usually too quickly. after which the errors began to happen.
Mistakes that are supposed to were refrained from. errors which may be embarrassing to Her Majesty's Government.
Thus, Jack used to be introduced again into the intelligence fold, heading up a brand new staff of "Scavengers" - skilled brokers who will be despatched to resolve the messes left at the back of via more moderen recruits prior to facts incriminating MI5 and MI6 may be discovered.
Jack is distributed to tidy up one final case.
In a quiet Alaskan backwater, a guy named Danny Lewin has devoted suicide with a handgun. yet this was once no traditional suicide. This used to be an agent who held secrets and techniques. a guy haunted through his prior interrogating prisoners in Iraq. And British Intelligence worry that he placed his secrets and techniques down on paper.
For Jack, his undertaking is easy. He needs to trip to Alaska and retrieve Lewin’s magazine sooner than another individual can lay their arms on it.
Before lengthy, Jack realises that there are contributors simply as expert and made up our minds as himself looking for the magazine - people who are keen to kill to be able to get what they want.
Case is drawn right into a manhunt that drags him into the murky underworld of up to date espionage and leaves him wondering who his allies and who's enemies are.
The ideas of the sport have replaced because the days of the chilly warfare. Now Case needs to impose his personal ideas. Scavenger rules.
Praise for Michael Jecks:
"More magic via the grasp of the medieval” - Quintin Jardine
"Michael Jecks is a countrywide treasure" - Scotland on Sunday
“A textbook instance of ways to mix motion and detection in a historical” - Publishers Weekly
Michael Jecks is the writer of the bestselling Knights Templar sequence, comprising thirty-two novels starring Baldwin de Furnshill. Fields of Glory is the 1st novel in a brand new trilogy, set round the Hundred Years' warfare. a typical speaker at library and literary occasions, he's a prior Chairman of the Crime Writers' organization and a Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund at Exeter college. He used to be shortlisted for the Harrogate/Theakston’s previous Peculier prize for the simplest crime novel of the yr 2007, the yr Allan Guthrie received. He lives along with his spouse, young children and canine in northern Dartmoor. to determine extra stopover at his web site http://www.michaeljecks.com, persist with him on twitter @michaeljecks, or locate him on fb: http://www.facebook.com/Michael.Jecks.author
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