Author(s): Simon Conway
This is a brilliant, dark thriller combining a classic noir plot with an authentic military background, played out against the countdown to war in Iraq. Jonah Said is a loner and a troublemaker, shipped off by the British army to work with the UN in the buffer zone between Kuwait and Iraq, because they want him out of harm's way. Big mistake. From the minute he lands, Jonah becomes drawn into a deadly spiral of corruption and conspiracy involving Russians, Americans, Arabs and Brits - and none of them tells the truth. And the truth is more dangerous than even Jonah can imagine. "Apocalypse Now" meets "The Maltese Falcon" in one of the most dazzling and original new thrillers likely to emerge in years.