Paul Anthony has written a winner with Brushfire. He takes the reader into the dark and dangerous world of narcotics trafficking and terrorism. The realism is in every page because Anthony moved in this world as a British detective investigating these crimes
The story centers on a group of British detectives attending a Europol conference in Portugal. They are led by Detective Inspector William Boyd, a dedicated and seasoned police officer. During the conference, Boyd goes for a run and spots an IRA terrorist. This leads to a joint investigation with the British detectives, Portugal authorities and DEA.
The investigation leads to a drug kingpin named Klaus from whom IRA terrorists want a load of drugs. However, terrorists decide they want everything Klaus has and kill his guards and hold Klaus and his wife prisoner. The detectives are hot on their trail and in a series of violent confrontations, take down Klaus’ operation, but the IRA men escape on Klaus’ boat. But not for long.
Shadowed by a British submarine, Boyd and his detectives know the IRA is headed for Britain and approximately where. With the help of British Customs and British Intelligence, the terrorists and drug dealers are cornered in a climatic confrontation.
Brushfire is action filled and gripping. A must read if you like action/adventure novels.