By Jack Higgins
Treachery has a value, within the enchanting new Sean Dillon mystery from the Sunday Times-bestselling writer. Helmand Province, Afghanistan: a lone convoy edges its means in the direction of a abandoned mountain village, led via US military Rangers in Mastiff APVs. preventing to look the realm, the Rangers are hit by way of an important roadside bomb, and as part the patrol lie lifeless or injured, the remaining are ambushed with army precision. a close-by British scientific crew responds to the decision for back-up, yet all are slaughtered whilst their Chinook helicopter is blown up. The ambush is undesirable, yet what's worse is that, amidst the battlefield chatter picked up via significant Giles Roper, now not all of the Taliban voices are Afghan ? a few are English, and the commander bears an Irish accessory; he even names himself 'Shamrock'. Why could he dedicate such an atrocity, yet extra importantly can he be chanced on sooner than he masterminds one other? Sean Dillon is installed cost of searching the traitor down, with the entire assets of the 'Prime Minister's deepest army' at his disposal. the quick and livid plot sweeps the reader from Pakistan to Algeria to London to Paris to eire, with many deaths alongside the best way. The stakes are already excessive for Dillon and corporate then a well-recognized, lethal face makes a dramatic reappearance. This time, Dillon won't simply be going to warfare ? the conflict may be coming to him, and he'll examine that this Judas has al-Qaeda on his aspect?
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Der Gemeindechor sang sich wacker durch mittelalterliche Choräle und moderne Wiegenlieder, die durch den geschmückten Raum schwebten, als sei nur Frieden in der Welt. Er sang gegen Finsternis und Kälte, gegen graues Elend und schwarzen Kummer an. Die nahe Geburt des neuen Gottes schien alles Böse zu vertreiben, eine Linie zwischen gestern und heute, zwischen Dunkelheit und kommendem Licht zu ziehen. Ethan schaute und lauschte, stimmte in die Choräle ein, wo dies erwartet wurde, erinnerte sich und versuchte zugleich zu vergessen.
Gerald nickte. « Gerald zuckte die Achseln. �Weiß ich noch nicht. Hab nicht darüber nachgedacht. « �Du weißt, dass wir das ausgeschlossen haben«, antwortete Chips und hob das Glas an die Lippen. Er war ein hochgewachsener Mann, schon etwas gebückt, aber drahtig, als hätten seine Muskeln an Kraft und Elastizität nichts eingebüßt. «, fragte Gerald. « Chips zuckte die Schultern. �Wir sind froh, dass du sie aufbewahrst. Aber du wirst immer älter – wie wir alle. Es ist an der Zeit, dass wir eine neue Möglichkeit finden.
Er konnte einen Tag dauern oder auch eine Woche. Niemand vermochte das genau zu sagen. Alle Männer der Patrouille waren alte Hasen, die sich mit Wüstenwinden auskannten. Zur LRDG wurde keiner genommen, der nicht mit ein paar Unannehmlichkeiten zurechtkam. Die Briten, Neuseeländer, Australier oder Inder gehörten allesamt zu der merkwürdigen Art Mensch, der die leeren Weiten und die glühende Hitze der Sahara mehr bedeuteten als ihre Heimatorte, ob nun die Home Counties bei London, das neuseeländische Wellington oder das indische Calcutta.