by John Duggan
After being given very few details, Karl Steiner is tasked with a mission. He must foil a plot to assassinate Diana, Princess of Wales.
Fortunately, his employer, Sir Gerald Ainsley, suspects who the instigators are. In fact, Ainsley discovers that Diana is simply a convenient pawn. She is being used in an exceptionally long game to challenge the British Establishment. So, with his meticulous skill and knowledge Steiner spends a year preparing for a premeditated attempt planned for 1995. However, where he initially succeeds, conflicting forces thwart his efforts and a further attempt is realised in 1997. The answers as to who, why and how, unfold in this complex story of those who operate in the shadows.
Overall, this is a cunning suspense novel that spans almost three decades. It’s the story of an attempt to bring down the British establishment, focusing on the men who would risk it. Furthermore, it explores their perceived transgressions, and the men with the skills to carry it out. Interspersing characters, both real and imagined. Mixing theory and fact. Describing methods in authentic detail and blurring all lines of plausibility. Just who is JD? And who are the men behind him and his kind?
Praise for Operation Rhombus
“A thoroughly enjoyable novel that more than tickles the intellect and satisfies the appetite for action.”
“Fascinating characters believably drawn inhabit this richly detailed story.”