It was supposed to be a quiet family weekend away. But for Senior MI6 officer Kate Henderson, nothing is ever that simple...
Kidnapped in Venice by a Russian defector, Kate knows she's in trouble. But all is not as it seems. The spy offers her conclusive evidence that the British Prime Minister is a live agent working for Moscow. Kate's holiday quickly becomes the start of her next mission.
With proof of the PM involved in a sordid scandal and a financial paper trail that undeniably links him to the Russians, the evidence seems bulletproof. But the motives of the defector are anything but clear. And, more worryingly, it seems that there are key people at the heart of the British Establishment who refuse to acknowledge the reality in front of them.
Kate can trust no one, and this mission will push her dangerously close to the edge... but is that the price to pay for the truth?
BOOK 3: Triple Cross is out in hardback on 13 May 2021
In Bradby's engrossing sequel to 2019's Secret Service, MI6 agent Kate Henderson rides point on a career-jeopardizing investigation of Prime Minister James Ryan. The case centers on a Mikhail Borodin, Russia's former intelligence chief's son, who has offered Kate a lurid tape showing Ryan molesting underage girls in Kosovo 25 years earlier, evidence that the Russians are supposedly using as blackmail. In exchange for the video and accompanying record of bribe payments, Borodin wants to be allowed to defect, along with his family. But is the video authentic? And what might be the political consequences of a British leader being taken down in such disgrace? Meanwhile, Kate must navigate a slew of personal problems issues with her two teenage kids, a difficult mother, and a new junior agent, Suzy Spencer, whose bold behavior is suspiciously well-meaning. The tantalizingly ambiguous ending will leave the reader wondering what's in store for Kate. Bradby does a fine job balancing the professional with the personal.