The Lucifer Network by Geoffrey Archer

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Harry Jackman is a British ex-pat gun-runner based in Zambia. When he threatens to reveal British undercover operations in Africa, SIS agent Sam Packer is dispatched to Zambia to negotiate for his silence. But soon after Sam's arrival, Jackman is killed. With his dying breath he tells Sam of five electrically-powered containers he'd smuggled out of Russia under a corrupt Zambian diplomatic cover. He fears this was the deadly nuclear-bomb making material "Red Mercury" destined for Arab terrorists. Regretting his own involvement Jackman suggests Sam contact his daughter Julie.

Sam embarks on a dangerous trail through London, Vienna and Eastern Europe. On his way he is forced to confront disturbing secrets about his father's naval past while Sam's own career as an agent is put on the line. Somehow everything is linked to the recent upsurge of fascism in Europe and a nail-bomb attack on a Sikh community in London. It's a race against time as Sam hastens to discover who is at the centre of this potentially fatal racist conspiracy.

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Geoffrey Archer's gripping thrillers are inspired by a deep knowledge of international intrigue gathered during more than 25 years of reporting for ITV's News at Ten. The Burma Legacy is the third novel featuring MI6 agent Sam Packer, who first appeared in Fire Hawk and The Lucifer Network. It follows his other international bestsellers: Java Spider, Scorpion Trail, Eagle Trap, Shadow Hunter and Sky Dancer.
Published January 1, 2001 by CENTURY. 400 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime, Horror. Fiction

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