A chilling story of counter-espionage set in the Lebanon during the Second World War.
Seven hundred years after the age of Destruction, all is not well in the Euro-African Federation settlement at Avebury. The ancient British tribes who inhabit the forest beyond the perimeter of the Federation-imposed civilisation have taken up the notions of self-rule and nationalism. Will there be a show of strength, or will native British shrewdness prevail?
Despard tries to avert the catastophe threatening from the nuclear device that he fears a secret international organisation has planted at an unknown site in London.