Paris, France: dark with fog, riots over police killings, dirty Russian money, and Far Right fanatics.
Here state criminal investigator Stanislas Cassel, grandson of a French propagandist for the Nazis during World War II, works at the Palace of Justice. Ashamed of his family's notoriety, he avoids anything political. Instead he absorbs himself solving small crimes.
Little does he suspect the shock awaiting him when he investigates the bizarre murder of a pensioner, who seemed to have lived an uneventful life. A murder mystery for today's turbulent times. Even more disturbing than when first published.
Two high level American defense contractors with security clearances are murdered and their passports stolen, while in Paris. Pablo de Silva, a CIA agent, is tasked by his Agency mentor to liaise with the FBI to see if terrorists killed them.
Disillusioned with spying, because he witnessed his lover and fellow agent murdered, he nevertheless accepts since he owes his mentor for past favors.
At first the assignment doesn't appear threatening. Yet the longer he works it, the more uneasy he becomes and starts to ask unsettling questions that make him make a life-changing decision. First in a series of spy thriller books featuring Pablo de Silva.
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The south of France. A CIA officer, with bodyguards, secretly flies in from Britain, bearing bad news for a friend, a very ex-intelligence agent, hiding from his former employer in a farmhouse. A mutual confidant, a retired MI5 researcher, has oddly died. Adding to the mystery were three men, he spotted enter the deceased's flat before the death. Two were in British intelligence; the third, he couldn't place. Minutes later, presumably after this odd death, they rushed out, fleeing into the night.
So sets in motion with this strange tale the recently released thriller, DARKNESS AND BLOOD that reveals why a file can be just as deadly as a car or letter bomb.
Mid-1940. Adolf Hitler's unstoppable military has conquered most of Europe, including France, only twenty miles from Britain. It is now set to invade the island-nation itself. Plotting to aid this onslaught, a German spy lurks somewhere within Winston Churchill's government.
Such is the dire news an emissary of the prime minister brings to disgraced P. M. bodyguard, Jonas Shaw in Switzerland, along with a plea: help discover the agent before it's too late. Shaw has faced many challenges in his eventful life, but none as dangerous as this one, helping save Western civilization. First in a series of spy thriller novels featuring Jonas Shaw.
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