Hardcore thriller debut with the action of a Bourne or Bond and the gore of a Thomas Harris
Two years ago, SAS hard man Simon Tabor got away with murder. Tabor prefers to call it retribution - retribution for the brutal rape and killing of his younger sister in a brothel on the Costa Del Sol.
Now he's been unofficially drafted in by the Met police to help in a new murder enquiry. A young girl has washed up on an English beach with an intricate orchid tattooed on her groin - a similar design to one discovered on his dead sister.
As Romanian brothel owners are ritually massacred around Britain, while in Spain millionaire orchid expert Dr Felix Blake nears the end of a sinister experiment in bioengineering, Tabor begins to see a pattern emerging. The pattern's key is the tattoo. The tattoo marks the death of mankind as we know it...
Bryan Boswell was a journalist for most of his life and lately Editor of the SYDNEY DAILY TELEGRAPH and then THE AUSTRALIAN. He lived in Washington and London as an international political and war correspondent, covering major events from Reagan/Bush/Gorbachev summits to G7 meetings, general elections all over the world, US Presidential campaigns and other conflicts from 1972 until the end of the first Gulf War.