London's greatest spy confronts the so-called Management of Savagery in his most dangerous assignment yet.
"John Mordred comes alive on the page and is a character readers will not soon forget!" – The Booklife Review.
"The characterizations in this first-class piece of fiction are deep and absorbing, as is the byzantine plotline that forces the reader to pay close attention." - Publisher's Daily.
When the 14-year-old daughter of a British government minister leaves the country to join ISIS, MI7 despatches a cohort of agents to Turkey to intercept her en route.
However, maybe not everything is as it seems. How to explain, for example, her long-standing prior antipathy to Islamofascism? Her sudden conversion to radicalism on the very day of her departure? The fact that there is neither sight nor sign of her in Istanbul - or elsewhere?
Agent John Mordred is assigned to investigate. Soon, he has theories of his own, and they fly in the face of the prevailing wisdom. Along the way, he is forced to face an impossible question. How to account for the appeal, to some British citizens, of an organisation that practises genocide, mass torture and the reduction of women to sex slaves?
Barbarism seems to be banging on the doors of civilisation again, in a way unseen since the 1930s. Yet for every evil Mordred uncovers, a counterbalancing good appears. His quest leads him from London to the shores of East Africa, and to a confrontation with the all-pervading power of ideological malice.