A hired assassin. The targets: western intelligence and security officers. John Ferry, ex-SIS, has a past with his government. Paranoia and suspicion are rife.
An assassin is hired by a rich Islamist to kill four members of Western intelligence and law enforcement organizations. The assassin studies each of the first three targets in depth before striking. The fourth target is John Ferry, ex-British Intelligence. On assignment in the Middle East, his colleague disappears with one million pounds of Government money, leaving Ferry to be Prime Suspect Number One. Although cleared by a board of inquiry, he is still forced from the Service by the Foreign Minister and SIS’ Chief. Now residing in the sleepy Essex village of his childhood, a career of cautiousness and suspicion is a habit of a lifetime that will not be broken. Paranoia is rife as he believes he is being watched, still the subject of an SIS investigation.