Is the girl on the train beside you a free citizen, or is she enslaved by debt bondage, one of many illegally trafficked into Britain from Eastern Europe?
Detective Inspector Sean Fagan of SOCA investigates the Agency, a criminal fraternity trafficking illegal immigrants.
Trapped in a wretched world of modern slavery, abuse and barbaric killings, Jelena, an illegal from Kosovo dreams of freedom, but violent forces which shaped her adolescence still dominate her life.
When MI5 inform Fagan the Agency are contracting expendable people for use by an Islamic terror cell, he is forced into a joint operation while the SIS manipulate their own dark and secret ways to justify long-term targets.
Jelena is given to the cell as a disposable chattel and finds herself locked in a flat with millions of virus contaminated bank notes. Death awaits until events reunite her with Gavrilo, the boy she had known and loved when both were adolescents. Now a hardened solider and car thief for the Agency, Gavrilo seeks refuge from reality by busking with his violin and believing Jelena is an angel, a vision who he has always loved but believes is dead.
As Fagan closes, a bomb containing enough anthrax to kill thousands is unwittingly carried into Central London by Gavrilo. With Jelena's help, MI5 and SOCA desperately search as the timing device ticks to detonation and the destruction of British democratic tolerance.
The slave industry is alive and flourishing. Between 500,000 and 800,000 people are trafficked into the EU every year. The favoured destination is England. Tied by debt bondage women are forced into prostitution while men are hired to construction, agriculture, cleaning, catering and other labour intensive employment. The disenchanted and rebellious are frequently murdered or sold on for organ transplants, others beyond physical exploitation are used for benefit fraud. Information from Government, SOCA and charity websites.