This highly topical technothriller blends mystery and suspense with gritty action in sharply researched Mediterranean settings. Technology, cyberwarfare and nautical content blend in the context of international politics and Chinese expansionism.
Steve Baldwin has sailed to Crete in his search for a quiet life. The Royal Marines had been his family, but now he is alone – until he meets Helena. Is she really just a waitress?
He is dragged into the pursuit of a psychopathic female assassin with whom he shares some painful, bloody history. Can he ever escape these two clever, dangerous and demanding women – one of whom he is ordered to kill?
Islamist terrorism is spreading across the Sicilian Channel from the Maghreb into the soft underbelly of Europe – and Malta, with its Crusader history, is a key target. Abu ben-Zhair, the terrorist master planner, is upping the stakes. The chase – and the women – are more complex than Baldwin could ever have imagined.