By Tim Stevens
E-book ONE within the JOHN PURKISS SERIES
The police have inner Affairs departments. British Intelligence has John Purkiss, the Ratcatcher.
Purkiss's activity is easy. tune down brokers of the intelligence providers who're taking kickbacks, committing crimes, or differently abusing their positions. and produce them to justice.
Straightforward doesn't suggest easy...
After a renegade British former spymaster, Fallon, is sighted within the Baltic urban of Tallinn at the eve of a historical summit assembly among the Russian and Estonian presidents, Purkiss is sent to enquire, and uncovers a conspiracy that threatens to rip Europe, and the realm, apart.
But Purkiss has own purposes for going after Fallon. 4 years in the past, Fallon used to be sentenced to lifestyles imprisonment for the homicide of Purkiss's fiancée, a homicide Purkiss himself witnessed.
Now, in an environment of treachery and unexpected violence, because the countdown starts to a almost certainly catastrophic clash among Russia and the West, Purkiss needs to continue his wish for revenge below regulate for the sake of the world's - and his personal - survival.
Described in Amazon reports as a "cracker of a secret agent thriller" with "superbly choreographed motion scenes" that "leave you feeling virtually dizzy", RATCATCHER is either an adrenaline-fuelled motion event novel and a hardboiled secret tale which exposes the area of the undercover agent, within which few causes and activities are in simple terms black or white.
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