Tense psychological mystery set in London
Genre(s): Romance, Thriller
The books is set against the 1998 bombing of the US Embassy in Tanzania by Osama Bin Laden’s al-Qaida network. It is ostensibly a political thriller-cum-romantic adventure yarn. An ageing maverick CIA agent, Jack Quiller, a motorcycling, marine biologist, Nick Karolides, and a young, ambitious American embassy staffer Miranda Powers, become, as the book jacket says, “embroiled in a terrorist conspiracy”. It’s not however, a simplistic heroes versus villains story. The Clinton/Lewinsky scandal provides an omnipresent backdrop, bin Laden puts in an appearance and the book’s overriding theme is the nature of moral responsibility.
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