I'm not sure what it is about me, but ever since I was a little girl I've been an absolute sucker for spy or military style thrillers. I blame George Smiley.
From the Blurb:
A British agent is brutally murdered, a President is in danger and the fate of the small West African nation, Malfajiri, lies in the balance. But does the rest of the world even care?
Enter Alex Morgan, the new star agent of INTERPOL’s Intelligence, Recovery, Protection & Infiltration Division: INTREPID.
Part-policeman, part-soldier, part-spy, Morgan and his fellow INTREPID operatives are the faceless, unassailable strangers among us; serving the world and operating beyond the influence of the most powerful nations.
When a seasoned British agent is brutally murdered in the small West African nation of Malfajiri, a sinister plot to overthrow the government and systematically extort the mineral rich, but struggling nation gains rapid momentum.
Enter INTREPID: The Intelligence, Recovery, Protection & Infiltration Division of INTERPOL.
INTREPID agents are the unassailable strangers amongst us, serving the world and operating beyond the influence of the most powerful nations. Hand-picked from a global pool they are part-soldier, part-policeman, part-spy.
INTREPID’s new star agent, Alex Morgan, is sent out on his first solo mission to hunt down the source of soviet surplus weapons haemorrhaging into Africa and Asia.
Infiltrating a private military company, Morgan finds himself in the middle of a bloody Malfajirian coup, determined to rescue a group of terrified British expats including the beautiful, inscrutable Arena Halls. Morgan sets out to hunt down the man at the centre of it all, vicious renegade intelligence officer Victor Lundt.
Unravelling a complex web of deceit, linking the coup to the heart of the British diplomatic community, Morgan uncovers secret deals with brutal rebel leaders, deposed dictators and the shadowy financial czars who pull their strings. Their objective: astronomical wealth. The cost: the lives of thousands, left to the mercy of international politics and big business.
A heart-pounding, no-holds-barred chase, spanning the dark continent of Africa to the crystalline waters of Sydney, culminates in a fight to the end to stop vicious renegade intelligence officer Victor Lundt and uncover the ultimate power behind him.
If only Morgan can stay alive long enough to bring them all to justice.