Tarek, Ali and Amin never forgot what happened on Cyprus. Watching helplessly while your sisters and mothers are raped is not something you forget. Even as kids they swore revenge but as the saying goes – that’s a dish that is best eaten cold. After thirty years, Tarek has deadly plans, everything is in place and all three men are hungry. Their targets? The British Royal Navy’s destroyers and crews.
Mike never forgot what happened on Cyprus either. He was on the beach with his parents when the bombs exploded and his mother lost an arm. But he only understood the horror of it all later. Thirty years on, Mike’s in a clandestine team that’s determined to fight global terrorism but as yet, Tarek is not even a spec on his radar.
Inexorable revenge fired in the black heat of global terrorism is a powerful magnet to which dangerous players are attracted. But none of them foresaw the spectre of nuclear weapons in the maniacal hands of Al Qaeda. Suddenly the bar has been raised.
Lethal Memories is a powerful contemporary thriller that intertwines the very real vulnerabilities of British defence and the perceived lack of security around Pakistan’s nuclear weaponry. It’s also a book about people and identity, collectively and as individuals; the emotions that drive their actions and their personal vulnerabilities. And it’s a rollercoaster ride.