Three a.m. on a frozen winter's night, only hours after the results of the general election. A small craft skims the Thames, closing in on London's most exclusive new riverside hotel. Onboard is a lone assassin, his target - Britain's most powerful new politician.
In a nation threatened by extremist jihadis and torn apart by civil unrest, Vernon Rolt has just been catapulted into government on an extreme antiterror platform. Rolt's plans for a zero-tolerance crackdown on ethnic violence has touched a popular nerve. But his move into politics has made him some unlikely enemies - British ex-servicemen, once his most committed supporters who now want him dead.
Ex-SAS trooper turned MI5 operative Tom Buckingham is undercover inside Rolt's organisation. His mission: to neutralise the rogue assassins for whom he also has become a target and to discover the deadly intentions of Rolt's new financier, shadowy Crimean oligarch Oleg Umarov. But all too soon, Tom gets caught up in a far more devastating plot which will change the political landscape of Europe - forever....
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