Winner of the Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger Award
Syria, 1970. Michael Howell has kept his family’s Middle Eastern business enterprises going through a decade of takeovers, war, and revolution, but he is about to meet his deadliest challenge yet.
Howell is working late with his office manager and mistress, Teresa, when the pair discover men working overtime—producing unauthorized bombs for the Palestine Action Force. The guerrilla terrorist group is not deterred by their discovery—rather, they enlist Howell and Teresa’s unwilling help in carrying out their plan.