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By Roger Pearce

A Groundbreaking new mystery via the previous Commander of certain department. A suspected terrorist is frisked for explosives at the Embankment. Operators do that so skilfully he is still 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 participants of the British government...When Kerr's investigations are blocked by way of his bosses in Scotland backyard, he comes to a decision to move it on my own and starts to reveal a cover-up that extends to all degrees of the British institution. Agent of the kingdom is the 1st novel through Roger Pearce, a former certain department officer at New Scotland backyard who rose to turn into its Commander and a key participant in Whitehall's intelligence community. it truly is an real account of how the British intelligence companies paintings in any respect degrees and of the hypocrisy of the British institution.

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ISBN: 0425273423
EAN: 9780425273425
ASIN: 0425273423
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: 2016-02-02
Number of Pages: 304
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books, Goodreads

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Author identify: Sheila Connolly

Author Description: Sheila Connolly has taught paintings background, dependent and advertised municipal bonds for significant towns, labored as a employees member on statewide political campaigns, and served as a fundraiser for numerous non-profit agencies. She additionally controlled her personal consulting corporation delivering genealogical study prone. Now a full-time author, she thinks writing mysteries is lots extra enjoyable than any of her prior occupations.

She is a member of Sisters in Crime-New England (president 2011), the nationwide Sisters in Crime, and the marvelous online SinC bankruptcy, the Guppies. She additionally belongs to Romance Writers of the USA and secret Writers of America.

Sheila is Regent of her neighborhood DAR bankruptcy, and a member of the Society of Mayflower Descendants. She's additionally the grandchild of Irish immigrants (in case you're frightened that she's a snob). as well as family tree, Sheila loves restoring previous homes, traveling cemeteries, and touring. She is married, and has one daughter and cats.

She blogs with Poe's lethal Daughters and secret Lovers' Kitchen on Fridays, and Killer Characters the twenty fifth of every month.
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Dickens could clearly see the grey-and-pink pulp glistening within the concave bowl of splintered skull. The fellow’s face was covered with blood, his eyes white orbs staring out through crimson rivulets. Dickens could think of nothing to do but offer the man some brandy from his flask. The mouth of the flask came away red from the man’s lips. Dickens helped him lie on the grass and then used the water in his top hat to clean the man’s face. ” asked Dickens. The man said only, “I am gone,” and died, the white eyes continuing to stare up at the sky from their bloody pools.

She was almost naked, her clothes reduced to a few token strips of bloody cloth dangling like old bandages from her torn flesh. Her left breast was missing. She refused to pause for the writer’s ministrations and did not seem to hear his urgings that she sit down and wait for help. She walked past Dickens in a brisk manner and disappeared into the few trees that grew along the bank. He helped two stunned guards extricate the crushed body of another woman from a flattened carriage and lay the body gently on the bank.

It seemed almost as though I were reading a book that I had written in the future,” he said softly, still turning the watch over and over in his hands. The gold caught the light from the single lamp. “It was a terrible thing… all about a man who mesmerised himself so that he, or his other self created by these mesmeric suggestions, could carry out terrible deeds, unspeakable actions. Selfish, lustful, destructive things that the man—for some reason in the dream I wanted to call him Jasper—would never consciously do.

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