Dreams to Die For by Alan G. Boyes
The murder of Yasmin Hassan's parents leads her to plot revenge upon Dean Assiter, US Secretary of State. Detective Superintendent Bill Ritson of the UK Anti-Terrorist Unit struggles to obtain the intelligence he so desperately needs to thwart Yasmin's mission. For Cindy Crossland, the comfort of a stranger on a wrecked tube train results in a passionate affair, divorce from her husband, and a new life on the shores of Loch Quoich. Alan, a city banker, slowly realises he has unwittingly channelled the funds to finance the plot, and that his ex-wife has information which could send him to prison. The unprecedented terrorist bombing of London on 7/7, and the clearance of insurgents in Baghdad after the fall of Saddam Hussein are the catalysts for the dangerous journeys of two women as they endeavour to fulfil their dreams. The tranquil beauty of the Scottish Highlands is the setting for the audacious kidnap of Dean Assiter as he holidays with Cindy and her new lover. Meanwhile, Alan confides to Donaldson, his chauffeur, unaware of the ex-mercenary's sordid and sadistic past and his secret intentions towards Cindy. As Alan waits nervously for news as to whether he will be safe, Ritson closes in on the terror plot, just as Donaldson succeeds in capturing Cindy and Yasmin is about to unleash her planned attack on Assiter... Dreams to Die For is a truly exciting novel in which the various plots and characters are weaved and intertwined into an action-packed story line. The action moves across countries and culminates in a spell-binding climax in the Scottish Highlands, with tragic and unexpected consequences, making it a compelling read for anyone who enjoys crime novels, espionage and spy thrillers.