Brexit; An Assassin Stalks the Prime Minister
by David Laws
Pub Date 18 Oct 2018
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Conspiracy, chaos and treachery in the countdown to Brexit on 29 March 2019.
An out-of-favour journalist tracks down a ring of spies bent on sabotaging Exit Day...a senior Minister leaks Cabinet secrets to Brussels...an assassin stalks the Prime Minister.
When an old lover turns up on Harry Topp’s doorstep, she brings with her an explosive “gift”: a list of deeply buried secret agents in Britain. The star name on the list is the Cabinet minister.
Harry is shocked to discover a friend is one of the spies and soon finds himself caught up in a covert war between rival sets of spooks.
Worse still, he’s up against a conspiracy by a group of fanatics, led by a shadowy figure called the Wolf.
What Harry doesn’t realise is that while determinedly chasing his story he’s been hatching a cuckoo in the nest.
Of all the undercurrents in the Brexit controversy, this is the one scenario you would never expect.
A Note From the Publisher
A fascinating opening which leaves the reader wondering what possible link it has to Brexit Day. The author then takes us on a breathless ride through twists and unforeseen turns as Brexit day looms. This pacey intriguing story with a fascinating topical presence deserves to be read, but don’t be fooled. It is a good old fashioned spy story with links to the cold war, and not a political saga. Can our slightly naïve hero Harry save the day and the Prime minister, or will the dark forces have their way and leave Britain a troubled country? Then just when you think you have got a handle on the plot, the final twist gives the tale an unexpected kick in the teeth. Read it soon. - Richard Fuller
This cleverly written book is a real page turner which you will find hard to put down. But be warned — the excitement may keep you awake at night. Don’t have nightmares! - Alastair McIntyre
This is a must-read in the run-up to severance (will it really happen?) from our European chums, superbly layered with the excitement missing from the real-life daily record of the Government’s torment over the conflicts and confusion of Brexit. Read it before March 29. - Stephen Wood