Rogue assassin Josh Thane is an artist in murder. His next target is a British microbiologist suspected of creating devastating chemical weapons.
Breaking into her house, he discovers someone has beaten him to it – she’s already dead. In a moment of weakness, he saves the life of her son. A single mistake that destroys everything he’s worked for and puts him and the boy in immediate danger...
A sudden disappearance...
When Roz Outlaw’s partner Tom mysteriously vanishes, she knows his life is in danger. Tom has been distracted lately, afraid, as though he is being hunted...
The past can be a foreign country and, for Kim Slade, a clinical psychologist specialising in young women with eating disorders, it’s deadly too.
No sooner than Kim returns to work after a mental breakdown, she is summoned to the deathbed of former client, Mimi Vellender. Mimi’s dying wish is that Kim finds Mimi?s brother, Nicholas, who mysteriously disappeared five years ago.
Art Historian Grace Neville watches Jordan Dukes sentenced for the murder of her teenage daughter, Tara. A few days later, as she attempts to come to terms with her loss, she receives a visit from Jordan’s father, Alan, who claims that his son is innocent and that a grave miscarriage of justice has taken place. It’s a hard sell because Jordan has ’form‘, is a member of a notorious gang and doesn’t have an alibi.
Splitting her personal and professional life between Devon and Cheltenham, Kim Slade is a clinical psychologist specialising in young women with eating disorders. She also has someone who specialises in her: an anonymous stalker.
Faced with a crisis decision by his paymasters, Tallis is forced to choose between two evils, an act that will change his life forever.
Paul Tallis, an off-the-books spook for MI5, is taking time out after his last bruising mission in Russia. When he receives a personal plea for help from his Croatian-born mother to find Dario Garich, a lifelong family friend who has mysteriously gone missing, Tallis decamps to the Balkans. His quest immediately turns sour when he’s abducted by ‘The Alliance,’ an elite covert American Special Ops organisation.
Fearing an undercover agent working in Chechnya has gone rogue, MI6 look to off-the-books spook Paul Tallis for help. Yet for Tallis the mission becomes personal when he learns that the missing operative is his old school friend, Graham Darke.
In Istanbul, crime journalist Garry Morello is executed in cold blood. Moments before his death, he meets with old friend Paul Tallis, hinting that he has uncovered a link between international terrorism and organised crime back home.
Suspended from his job, his career is over. A year later, Tallis is approached by a shadowy figure working for MI5. The offer is simple – unearth four illegal immigrants accidentally released from prison and hand them over to the authorities.
Helen Powers was once a scenes of crimes officer for the West Midlands Police. It’s four years since the case, involving the death of a young teenage girl, shattered her career. In an attempt to rebuild her life, she now works as a portrait photographer. But the past is not so easily left behind...