|About the Book|
Alan Rosslyn is a Senior investigation Officer with Customs & Excise in London: a specialist in smuggled arms and explosives, exceptionally good at what he does. Recently for instance, he traced a huge cache of serious high explosives to theMoreAlan Rosslyn is a Senior investigation Officer with Customs & Excise in London: a specialist in smuggled arms and explosives, exceptionally good at what he does. Recently for instance, he traced a huge cache of serious high explosives to the house of an IRA operative. It was an enormous victory for Customs & Excise, a severe blow to the terrorist cause, and a personal triumph for Rosslyn. Yet no success could stand up to the horror that suddenly engulfs him as this gripping, highly charged novel begins: As he watches, unknowing and helpless, the woman he loves is brutally murdered in an aborted bombing attempt. Recruited to work undercover to track the bomber, Rosslyn isnt surprised to discover that his lovers death and the latest, gruesome bombing are connected. But the deeper he probes, the more surprising and disturbing his discoveries become. The reformed and reorganized Security Services have become an internecine knot of treacherous rivalries inside of which several atrocities have been allowed to go unsolved. Now, someone is trying to pin the blame for the worst of them on Rosslyn. With a terrible sense of inexorability, he quickly comes to understand that the enemy is not just the terrorist outside, but the terror generated with by a new generation ruthlessly vying for control of the antiterrorist agencies. As Rosslyn closes in on the bomber, he must consider the very real possibility that the bomber may have been given the information and access to close in on him first. Just When We Are Safest is an intricate, powerfully told tale of physical menace on a national scale and of moral decay on an individual scale, all of it spreading outward in ever more inclusive and dangerous circles. It is a brilliant thriller.