A Damned Serious Business

When a patrolling police car finds a man slumped over the wheel of a BMW in the middle of the night, it appears to be just another drunken driver come to grief.  But the driver is a diplomat and what he tells the police has serious consequences for international relations.

What begins as a routine traffic offence soon involves the Foreign Office, MI5 and MI6, the German Police and the Pakistani Secret Service.  Aware that the Prime Minister is shortly to visit Pakistan, Commander Frank Hussey, head of Special Branch Operations, assigns Detective Chief Superintendent John Gaffney to undertake an urgent enquiry.

Gaffney and Detective Chief Inspector Harry Tipper go to Islamabad, and are immediately embroiled in an enquiry into the suspicious death of a member of the British Embassy’s staff.  Is it connected with their enquiry, or is it just an incredible coincidence?  As the search for a solution goes on, other startling information emerges until finally the whole network of intrigue is laid bare.

© Graham Ison 2017