A terrifyingly realistic novel of biological terrorism in Britain . . .
In 1998 the British Government issued a public warning to all ports and airports of a possible terrorist threat. It was withdrawn almost as quickly as it was issued, but it was enough to form a starting point for Murray Davies' second block-busting novel after 'The Drumbeat Of Jimmy Sands'.
Davies is himself a famed investigative journalist and he has built a stunning scenario in which an Iraqi terrorist - himself under threat of a terrifying reprisal from Saddam Hussein - attempts to bring in to the UK a flask of almost unimaginably destructive bacteria. Set against the threat is a small team of experts and soldiers and spooks in Whitehall. But even here somebody seems to be leaking information . . .