Paul Cane, the international journalist, is sent to Iraq early in 2003 by a US magazine to write about the situation developing in the country. He finds himself again unwittingly caught up in the intrigues of British and American politics and their respective secret services after he agrees to act as unofficial agent to verify the existence of weapons of mass destruction. In the UK, Cane is drawn into mysteries surrounding the deaths of two biochemists, one of whom had been a UN weapons inspector in Iraq, and the theft of a deadly anthrax virus.
An MI6 agent, a friend of Paul Cane, disappears while on a mission in Israel investigating the sale of Russian-made atomic bombs thought to be destined for Iraq. The seller possesses a secret that could destroy the integrity of the British Prime Minister and the American and Russian Presidents. He escapes to Australia, hotly pursued by American and Russian agents.
An extreme right-wing group in Washington, which wants to extend the Iraq War, conspires to replace the US President. A mole in the UK Counter-Terrorist Group reveals Cane’s real mission to Iraq, forcing him to find an escape route from the country. He is helped by unexpected sources.
Does Paul Cane discover weapons of mass destruction in Iraq?
What happened to the stolen anthrax viruses?
What secret does the Russian possess?
Why does the group want to replace the US President?
Who are the sources helping Cane escape?