A Thomas Goodfellowe Novel.
Can one angry man bring the capital to its knees?
Colonel Peter Amadeus is a national hero. Veteran of the Falklands War and almost every military engagement the British have fought in a quarter of a century. But the nation no longer wants him. Thrown on the scrapheap, along with thousands of other soldiers, by a Government that cares more for cheap publicity than principle.
Amadeus feels betrayed. He wants an apology, but this is not a Government that believes in apologising. So for Amadeus it becomes a matter of honour. And retribution. He gathers a small team of old soldiers around him, and London becomes a city under siege, its lifelines cut, its Government presented with a final ultimatum. Either the Prime Minister goes, or London will be destroyed.
Only one man stands between the capital and disaster - Thomas Goodfellowe, an unlikely hero, whose obstinate refusal to compromise has cost him a place in the Cabinet and left his private life in ruins. As the capital is gripped by growing panic and the deadline approaches, Goodfellowe must face the ultimate test: torn between ambition and honour - with the fate of London in his hands.