||The true value of a human life is being tested to its limit in this sharp, page-turning thriller When soldier Paul Curtis, recently returned from active duty in Afghanistan, is approached covertly by an old school friend's father and asked for assistance he falters only momentarily before agreeing to help. His old friend, Chris, is dating Lara, a beautiful British Asian woman whose brother, Pasha Durrani, is furious at their relationship. As Paul steps into the breach it soon becomes clear that this is no low-level domestic disagreement. Durrani is heavily involved in organized crime, the roots of which lead back to a powerful terrorist network in Pakistan?and Lara has been offered to these people as a prize. Suddenly, Paul, Chris, and Lara find themselves taking on a force more deadly and widespread than they could ever have imagined. As the police also desperately try to hunt down Durrani, the net draws ever tighter and Paul finds himself fighting on home soil in a deadly race to protect the lives of his friends. By turns gripping and terrifying, this sharp, insightful thriller will leave readers breathless.