Genre: True life / Crime / Thriller / Murder Mystery
Published: March, 2019
Available in print at Lulu and in Kindle at Amazon (includes unlimited)
Elevating someone to the status of a leader carries an expectation of ability, commitment, creativity, honesty, and integrity in the person concerned. It consciously bestows upon such individuals, nobility, prestige, and recognition. Yet in order to betray those noble characteristics, there must first be ‘trust’.
Who would you trust the most? The crooked leader of a highly successful outlawed gang with a feared global reputation? Or the leader of an honourable organisation apparently intent on delivering legitimacy, justice and dependability?
Would you tell someone a secret; a secret that might unhinge the world order if the detail of such confidence fell into the wrong hands?
Herein lies the crux of a true-life crime thriller which sees Boyd, the Cumbrian detective attached to the nation’s Special Crime Unit, chasing down an assassin responsible for multiple deaths whilst simultaneously trying to identify the latest threat to the nation’s security. Is there a connection? The raison d'être for Boyd’s elite detective unit is brought sharply into focus when a direct challenge from above is made into his ability ‘to police and defend the freedom of the nation and its people.’
Fighting those who doubt him, those who distrust him, and those who just don’t what him to be there anymore goes against the grain as investigations appear to merge and, despite all the protocols and procedures in place, Boyd considers whether he should step out of line to deal effectively with the various situations that confront him. But who can he trust?
Who is the Sultan? Is he connected to the man who wears the Crucifix? Is he really the best there ever was? As the mystery develops, Boyd calls upon a wise old Shepherd for advice. Someone needs to get a grip on things before it all goes to pot. Step forward the Bishop and an aura of religious mystique that trickles through the book as the cultural identities of the main players come into play.
There’s no one quite like the Bishop. They are a rare breed. But who is the Bishop and what is their role in the dual story that you are about to read?
A thrilling, mysterious, action-packed novel awaits those who enjoy ‘Boyd’ and the people surrounding him. Indeed, it’s two stories for the price of one. Set in London, Cumbria, and elsewhere, the connection between them is a man called Boyd, the concept of ‘trust’, and the sprinkled components of ‘leadership’.
And it all begins in a town in Syria...
a Sultan's headgear....
A bombed out town...
The Syrian army...
before the action kicks off in the UK
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