By Roger Pearce
A Groundbreaking new mystery via the previous Commander of targeted department. A suspected terrorist is frisked for explosives at the Embankment. Operators do that so skilfully he continues to be thoroughly unaware...In New Scotland backyard a brand new model of supervisor fails to accommodate escalating threats - 'aggressive indecision' is what Detective leader Inspector John Kerr calls it...He discovers that cocaine-fuelled intercourse events in Knightsbridge are pulling in businessmen, Russian diplomats and senior individuals of the British government...When Kerr's investigations are blocked by means of his bosses in Scotland backyard, he comes to a decision to move it on my own and starts off to show a cover-up that extends to all degrees of the British institution. Agent of the kingdom is the 1st novel by way of Roger Pearce, a former certain department officer at New Scotland backyard who rose to develop into its Commander and a key participant in Whitehall's intelligence community. it really is an actual account of how the British intelligence prone paintings in any respect degrees and of the hypocrisy of the British institution.
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Walsingham smiled. “Then you know all that matters at present. And I know that you are no fool. Reckless, perhaps, but not a fool. ” He smiled indulgently. “You were born in Nola, near Naples, the son of a soldier, and you entered the monastery of San Domenico Maggiore in your teens. You abandoned the order some thirteen years later, and fled through Italy for three years, pursued by the Inquisition on suspicion of heresy. You later taught in Geneva, and in France, before attracting the patronage of King Henri III in Paris.
But now tell me, Bruno—you have not set your sights upon Oxford merely to debate Copernicus with a host of dull-witted academicians,” Sidney continued, in a low voice. ” I glanced quickly around to be sure no one was within earshot. “I have come to find a book,” I said. ” Sidney grabbed my arm and drew me closer. “And what is in this book? Some dark art to unlock the power of the universe? ” I could not tell whether he was mocking me still, but I decided to trust to what our friendship had been in Italy.
I’ve sat through few that were,” remarked the palatine. “Never mind, Sir Philip, you and I shall make a long night of it. Perhaps we may read to each other? ” Sidney threw me the imploring look of a drowning man as I passed him, but I only winked and closed the door behind me. He was the professional diplomat here, he had been bred to deal with people like this. A great crack of thunder echoed around the roof as I made my way up an ornately painted staircase to my room. For a long while I did not consult my papers or try to put my thoughts in order, but only lay on my bed, my mind as unsettled as the turbulent sky, which had turned a lurid shade of green as the thunder and lightning grew nearer and more frequent.
Agent of the State (John Kerr, Book 1) by Roger Pearce