An African coup is imminent, an SIS agent has gone rogue and darker forces are at play. A typical mission for a black-ops Interpol agent. But this is Alex Morgan's first and already he's out for revenge.
When an intelligence agent is brutally murdered and the president of a small African country is put in danger, Morgan is sent in on his first solo mission. His cover is to evacuate a group of aid workers, with the help of the beautiful but distant Arena Halls, before the country is swept by civil war. But his true mission is much darker. A spy has gone rogue – and there's more at stake than the guy's career in the SIS. A heart-pounding, no-holds-barred chase from the dark heart of Africa to the crystalline waters of Sydney culminates in a fight to the death to stop a vicious renegade intelligence officer and uncover the shadowy conspiracy behind him. Can Morgan stay alive long enough to save the girl, save himself and bring them all to justice?
Chris Allen was born in Perth, Western Australia. A former paratrooper, Chris served with the Australian Army including attachments to the New Zealand Army, the British Parachute Regiment and deployments to Africa, South East Asia and Central America. He retired at the rank of Major. In addition to his military career, Chris led security operations for a major international aid agency in East Timor during the 1999 emergency, oversaw the upgrade of Counter Terrorism First Response measures at Sydney Airport in the wake of the September 11 attacks of 2001, and in 2003 when protestors painted 'No War' on the sails of the Sydney Opera House, he was headhunted to take over the protection of the iconic landmark. In 2008 he was appointed Sheriff of New South Wales, one of Australia's most historic law enforcement appointments. Chris now lives on the New South Wales south coast with his wife Sarah and their sons, Morgan and Rhett.