--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Adam Zawadzki is a Queen`s Messenger with a lackluster army career and making what should be a routine delivery to Costa Rica.So, when he is kidnapped, tortured and brutally murdered it is both surprising and shocking to the SIS, the British agency charged with finding out why and for what he was murdered. SIS Peter Ashton is unable to find anything in the Messenger`s own background that would warrant the murder but his investigations keep prompting suggestions - from within his own organization and without - that Ashton take care not too look too closely at the death. But an innocent housewife is killed during a botched London suburbs and it`s connections to the case render the case urgent.He uncovers a baffling chain of intimidation and bribery with a most unusual set of characters: a Cuban national who was once second-in-command in Castro`s spy service, a Turkish assassin, and a low-level civil servant in the passport office.Now he somehow piece together these unlikely characters and the chain of events before yet more innocents die. Fast-moving, complex, and deeply suspenseful, The Honey Trap is Clive Egleton at the very top of his form. AUTHORBIO: Clive Egelton has extensive personal experience in the intelligence and counterespionage fields and is widely regarded as one of the finest thriller writers in the classic form.He is the author of twenty-seven novels, most recently Blood Money and Dead Reckoning.He lives on the Isle of Wight