PORKIES, the second book in the trilogy, continues from the end of PIGS, and follows Harry Baxter, an MI6 officer, in resolving a terrorist attack at the centre of Government. He is subsequently posted to the British High Commission in Islamabad Pakistan, where local and international political intrigue hold centre stage within international terrorism. His long distance, continuing relationship with Anna Harrison, a Mossad agent, adds a personal and dangerous complexity to operations both in Europe and the Middle East. The maelstrom within Lebanon is opened up again by a Hezbollah attack on the Israeli border, resulting in counter attacks and exodus of Embassy staff to Syria. In the UK a new Director General is appointed to head up the SIS (MI6), bringing political considerations to bear on operations and structure, this in turn creating internal stress on the basic requirement, Defence of the Realm. The operations in the Middle East cover relationships between the SIS, the American CIA, the Israeli Mossad, and the French DGSE, with the need to put partisan or political positions to one side in the face of a common enemy. The picture drawn is of a battle to contain the virulent world-wide activities of related terrorist groups.
- Paperback | 404 pages
- 127 x 203 x 21mm | 399g
- 08 Jul 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Illustrations, black and white
About John Henry Bennett
John Henry Bennett is the pseudonym of the author. He spent his early years serving in the British Army in the Middle East, followed by a commercial career in the UK, France, Middle East and Gulf. From his various bases he travelled extensively, including Eastern Europe, Hungary, Russia, North America, Africa, Asia, including India and Pakistan; SE Asia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia. PIGS, his first book of a trilogy, opens with the Buncefield Oil Terminal disaster of Sunday, the 11th December 2005, the largest explosion on mainland Britain since WWII. Was this an accident, or a terrorist attack? His second book of the trilogy, entitled PORKIES, was published in July 2015, and the last, LIES, DAMN LIES, will be released in 2016.