It is Agent Childs first solo mission following her training and she is eager to prove herself and bring her dead partner’s killer to justice, or to ‘take him out’, as Braithwaite had put it. Her investigation takes her to the university city of Oxford where she meets Max Harris, a student who is irrepressibly eager to help Childs in her quest. In spite of her misgivings, she allows Max to follow in her investigations, which leads the unlikely pair to the spa town of Cheltenham in Gloucestershire.
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The MI5 Commander instructs inept Charlie Boyd and his fellow agent, Barbara Witherspoon, to find out who is doing the killing and protect other agents from death. Their search for the murderer takes them across London, into the seedy nightclubs of the East End, from agent’s apartments to motels in the search for the person responsible. With…
Childs is captured by Anton Jacobs, a notorious contract killer who begins a devious style of torture, not to gain information, but for his own sadistic pleasure.
Can Max, an untrained student, go up against a professional killer and rescue Childs before she is murdered?