After a messy struggle to maintain grip on government, the Home Secretary finds herself appointed as a surprise Prime Minister.
Compounding the chaos, MI6 receives intelligence of a fanatical terrorist cell operating in Paris. A sophisticated insider attack on the Home Secretary is being plotted. Her sudden move into No 10 exponentially raises the stakes.
Britain's fate now depends on one man: Daniel Jacot. Seconded to the French Foreign Legion, he is handed the delicate task of investigating the leads. He has to tread carefully as France itself is riddled by the election of a new, inexperienced President.
And Daniel has his own demons - the traumatic aftermath of combat injuries and a serious addiction that he has kept hidden from his superiors...
Crispin Black started his military career as a commissioned officer in the Welsh Guards. He worked as an intelligence officer for the Ministry of Defence and was in active service in Northern Ireland, Cyprus and the Falklands (where he served on the HMS Sir Galahad), studied at Cambridge University and was intelligence liaison with the Cabinet Office during 9/11. He lives in Wiltshire with his wife and two daughters.