Saddam Hussein’s missing weapons of mass destruction have been found.
They are in the hands of an international terrorist group.
But which group and where have they stored the gases and toxic waste? And what are their plans for the deadly cargo? An eleven-year-old Filipino girl, Arina Marcos knows the secret. She narrowly escapes assassins sent to kill her and family. And now she is on the run. Hit squads sent to track her down chase her across Asia.
Ex Special-Forces soldier Jeff Bradley and CIA agent Kennedy Patton must protect Arina as she leads them in search of Saddam’s weapons. The trail leads to underground laboratories and a mass grave in the Philippines. Tensions heighten when the US Air craft Carrier Independence II is brought into the conflict.
Then Bradley discovers the deadly truth and the race is on. He and Kennedy Patton must find the terrorists and the ship carrying the lethal cargo. If they fail the cities of Europe will burn and thousands will die.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
There was only one thing more frightening than finding out that Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction had gone missing and that was finding out just whose hands they had fallen into. Of course it couldn’t be the good guys but an unpredictable terrorist group all raring to wipe chunks of the world out.
When 11-year-old Arina’s dad takes on a new job on a small island just off the Philippines, he puts his family in grave danger but he manages to get his 11-year-old daughter to her uncle with instructions to send her to Ex Special-Forces soldier Jeff Bradley in Auckland. Arina won’t speak to anyone but him. It soon becomes clear that Arina could be used as a bargaining tool as the terrorists are pretty keen to get her back. CIA agent Kennedy Patton sees it as a solution but Bradley holds out. There is something really dodgy about the whole thing.
Bradley has a personal stake in keeping the young girl safe through a duty of friendship to the family where as Patton sees what he thinks is the bigger picture, with no emotional connection to the situation. This is a real fast paced all action story that made me doubt every person that I met the further that I got into the story. Bradley and Patton may not see eye to eye on everything but they are the good guys. Loved Arina, kids are so often underestimated.
A super story line which threw me a couple of times and a very clever end. This is the fourth book in the Jeff Bradley series but my first book. It read brilliantly as an independent read, although I normally like to read a series in order.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Award winning novelist, Thomas Ryan, was born in Auckland, New Zealand. He has been a soldier in a theatre of war, he has traded in Eastern Europe, trampled the jungles of Asia, and struggled through the trials of love and loss. Armed with these life experiences Ryan turned to writing thriller novels and short stories. Ryan considers himself a story teller, a creator who has enthusiastically plunged his psyche into the world of creativity and fantasy. With the reader in mind he weaves colourful characters into the threads of his riveting storylines. Taking readers on a thrilling journey is what motivates Ryan as a writer.
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