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Shadows of Good Friday
Alex King, Book 3
A. P. Bateman
Joseph B. Kearns
Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
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In the last days before signing the peace agreement, an IRA splinter cell mounts an operation on the British mainland using English criminals. This unprecedented move intrigues MI6, and they assume command of MI5’s surveillance operation. A career criminal is released from prison and aims to win back the wife and child his sentence has cost him, but before he can, he is forced back into his old world. The stakes have changed, and his family have become leverage for the most ruthless people imaginable.
When an MI6 agent is found to be keeping records of his missions to protect himself from betrayal he unwittingly makes himself a priority target. But how do you silence the most dangerous man imaginable? Send him into hell on earth. While Alex King is sent into Northern Iraq to tidy the loose ends of a botched mission, the archipelago of Indonesia is under communist threat from within its own military. A consortium of worried businessmen call for desperate measures and seek the services of an assassin.
MI5 agents have been executed and more agents have been abducted with no terms received from the kidnappers. An MI5 analyst is missing having accessed and downloaded prohibited security data. The trial of notorious radical cleric Mullah Al-Shaqqaf collapses, his extradition falls apart. A man known to have funded ISIS, recruit fighters for Syria and coerce teenagers to martyr themselves. Again he walks free.
Rob Stone is taking time out to climb in the mountains of Oregon. Taking a break, drinking coffee in a diner in a small mountain town he watches a helpless man humiliated. Stepping in to help, he sparks a confrontation. Within an hour somebody tries to kill him. A message has been sent, but Stone will not be pushed. As he starts to investigate what some people in the town do not want uncovered, the truth becomes unthinkable.
A newly formed terrorist group has declared war on the world’s richest people. The choice is simple. The rich can give away their wealth to escape an assassin’s bullet, or they can die. When the wealthiest five people are dead, a new death list will be publicly declared. When a British billionaire is assassinated, MI5 agent Alex King is sent to investigate. With the killings carried out by a sniper of tremendous skill, King’s dark past makes him the best man for the task.
Waking naked and alone on a deserted island, Rob Stone has no recollection of how he got there, or who he is. His memory is one of snapshots, each one building a picture of what he does and who he truly is. He discovers he has both the skills and will to survive. But survival is one thing, being hunted is another. A beautiful journalist in desperate need of help. The dark web, the dumping ground for the evil of the Internet. An enemy from his past. Murder, abduction and betrayal. Stone must try to remember the time before the island changed everything.
Recuperating in Cornwall after being injured in a terrorist attack, anti-terrorism officer DCI Ross O'Bryan discovers a dark secret. An unthinkable crime that somebody has attempted to cover up. Tasked with investigating, he soon finds himself immersed in a world of deception, police corruption, and organized crime. O'Bryan has his own dark secrets too. In a place where he has no alliances and is viewed with suspicion, it is only a matter of time before he is found out.
The most callous and resourceful woman imaginable has escaped the net. MI5 agent, Alex King shut down her venture, exposed her as a murderer and a criminal. And now she has the woman he loves. But King’s skills can prove invaluable. His enemy knows the workings of the Russian mafia, and now she has a man who can shut them down while she takes over their syndicates. King takes on the most ruthless men imaginable. But he discovers enough about his tormentor and her past to take the fight to her.
When a disgraced metropolitan detective is thrown a lifeline with a posting to Cornwall, he expects his life of dangerous undercover work will be replaced by monotony and a backlog of cases more suited to a junior detective. However, after a young girl goes missing and a local man is accused, DI Jackson is thrown into a world of deception, murder, and confusion. How can social outcast Thomas Jago be accused of such terrible crimes and yet always have an alibi?
When the past finally catches up with intelligence agent Alex King, it shatters his world. His enemy has struck at the life he was building, the world he was preparing for when a mission would one day become his last. In doing so, they have not only exploited the man’s one weakness, but have unwittingly released a wrath that will not be satisfied until one of them is the last man standing.
When his mission is shut down from political pressure, deniable MI5 operative Alex King seeks revenge for a team member and takes on the man responsible. But in Washington DC, the political landscape changes so quickly that his enemy is now more powerful than anyone could have imagined.
The agents from an MI5 mission against the CIA are being hunted and killed. With his team dispersed in anticipation of fallout from the operation, King must bring them back together and meet the threat head on. But this is not an official CIA mission, and the driving force behind these acts of vengeance could soon be the most powerful man on the planet.
Incarcerated in a prison hidden from society, an all but broken man has a terrifying secret. His captors know what he has done, have tortured it out of him, but they do not know everything. All he needs to do to bring down the Western world is hold out for long enough. Still reeling from a CIA double-cross, MI5 need their prisoner back. Alex King accepts a mission of unparalleled risk. But first, he must commit a crime that will see him treated outside the US legal system and get to a prisoner who can destroy or save mankind with the knowledge he holds.
In the frozen wilds of Lapland, an isolated hotel becomes the only sanctuary from the most powerful Arctic storm in living memory. A Russian defector holds the key to a terrifying secret. Pursued by ruthless mercenaries, who will stop at nothing to silence them, the defector heads for the hotel, unaware that the man they mean to meet has been murdered. King must intercept the defector and get the deadly secrets they hold to safety. But whom can he trust? And why, after all these years, has King’s past finally caught up with him here?