For intelligence operative Sean Dillon, it is a routine passport check. But the events it leads to are as bloody as any he has ever known. The man he stops at Heathrow airport is Caspar Rashid, born and bred in England, but with family ties to a Bedouin tribe fiercely wedded to the old ways - as Rashid has just found out to his distress. His 13-year-old daughter, Sara, has been kidnapped by Rashid's own father and taken to Iraq to be married to one of the Middle East's most feared terrorists. Dillon has had his own run-ins with the tribe, and when the distraught man begs him for help, he sees a chance to settle some old scores.
©2007 Harry Patterson; (P)2008 Isis Publishing Ltd