Cry Havocby Clive Egleton
SIS agent Peter Ashton, currently the department head for the Eastern European desk, finds himself facing the touchiest - and most dangerous situation of his career as the SIS itself comes under siege from persons or groups unknown. Someone who is clearly ferreting out some of the most closely held secrets of the intelligence agency and using them to make some
SIS agent Peter Ashton, currently the department head for the Eastern European desk, finds himself facing the touchiest - and most dangerous situation of his career as the SIS itself comes under siege from persons or groups unknown. Someone who is clearly ferreting out some of the most closely held secrets of the intelligence agency and using them to make some not-so-veiled threats.
At the same time, Jill Sheridan, one of the most senior SIS people, is off in Florida, trying to stay well out of the way while her lover's wife involves her in a very nasty, very public divorce. While there, however, she is compromised and finds herself being blackmailed by an Islamic terrorist group.
When a large quantity of an illicit chemical agent turns up in rather unlikely place, it falls to Ashton to evaluate these three very disparate turns of event. Somehow, these seemingly unrelated but troubling events are all part of the same careful, complex and very deadly plot - one that threatens the highest reaches of England's security service. With few leads and very little time, Peter Ashton must uncover and neutralize his most deadly enemy to date.
Meet the Author
Clive Egleton has extensive personal experience in the intelligence and counter-intelligence fields and is widely regarded as one of the finest writers of the espionage thriller in its classic form. His the author of twenty-nine novels, most recently One Man Running. He lives on the Isle of Wight.
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Everyone employed by the British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) is shocked by the suicide death of the head of the Asian Desk Bill Orchard. Representing SIS at the funeral is Will Landon who is accosted by the victim¿s sister-in-law claiming the Firm killed him and that just prior to his death SIS Deputy Director General Jill Sheridan visited him. Will reports the claim to his superior Peter Ashton, head of the Eastern European Desk, who reports this to the DG. Jill has other problems besides the probe into her and Bill¿s activities. Apparently while on Florida vacation, she was drugged and videotaped having kinky sex. The client then kills the movie producer Kransky and his two actors. Terrorists believe they have perfect blackmail material and it becomes Peter¿s job to lead the effort to abort their diabolical plan. CRY HAVOC is a strong modern day espionage thriller that sub-genre readers will enjoy and not just for its terrorist subplot. Fans will appreciate its insightful look at how politics impede and interfere with accomplishing the mission especially at the DG level. Will and Peter are delightful protagonists and Jill is a piece of work who the audience will not want to meet in a dark alley. Clive Egelton¿s latest tale is a winner. Harriet Klausner