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A Covert War

4.08 of 5 stars 4.08  ·  rating details  ·  24 ratings  ·  5 reviews

Marcus Blake's security agency is a ramshackle operation with no clients—until Susan Ellis walks into his office, asking for help in finding her brother who has gone missing in Afghanistan. In that moment, Marcus' world is turned upside down and he is plunged into a covert war where arms and drugs are traded by renegades within the CIA. In this world, powerful men who hold

Hardcover, 296 pages
Published March 31st 2010
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Michael Parker
May 16, 2011 Michael Parker rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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An up-to-date fast-paced thriller from the reliable pen of Michael Parker, A Covert War starts with the words of David Ellis, relating his firsthand experience of a massacre in Afghanistan. These words were written in a notebook now in the possession of his sister, Susan. The mysterious Sir Giles Cavendish gave her the book as possible proof that her brother was alive, though missing.

So begins Susan's quest to find her brother. She recruits a private
Michael Parker
May 09, 2012 Michael Parker rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I'm the author of this book so naturally I would give it top ranking. However, I have confidence in my own ability as a story teller, having had eight novels published in hardback. My novels are not all one theme; they are stand alone thrillers set in different locations, countries, genres etc, but each one has received terrific reviews and comments. My latest novel, which was published in December 2011 has been picked up by Harlequin for publishing in Canada and North America, so I can't be tha ...more
The novel starts with an attack on a Mission in Afghanistan and proceeds from there. One of the victims of the attack is a British journalist, or so his twin sister thinks, and he has disappeared from the Hospital where he was taken after the attack. She wants to go there to locate him if possible. She joins up with an Investigator who has agreed to help her pro bono. MI6, the CIA, rouge military and spies are all involved as are Afghani Warlords. Lots of action and adventure. Great rainy day su ...more
Steve Bruce

It was ok , two and half stars.
A good fast-paced thriller with lots of suspense
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Brought up in London. Attended Sir Walter St. John's Grammar School for boys in Battersea until the family moved to Portsmouth in 1954. Continued education at Southern Grammar. Left school with no qualifications and started work as a Junior deigner at Twilfits (Corset/Brassiere manufacturer). Left after one year and joined the Merhcant Navy as a Steward. Two years later married Pat, my teenage swe ...more
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