Still with Annika, Jason McLane has the documents his godfather left
for him to find in the Netherlands deciphered. Once translated, the
text offers revelations of breathtaking importance – enough to change
the geopolitical map for ever. But the killers sent by the Mayflower
Foundation are still after them, while in Afghanistan, Jones and
Carrington’s situation goes from bad to worse. XIII will have to be
on his best game to sort it all out – but at what price?
Largo is in London for a board meeting with his group’s various CEOs. At the same time, he’s negotiating with a French aeronautics firm for a deal based upon a groundbreaking new technology. But the British capital seems to be the centre of a curious convergence: people with no apparent links to each other gravitate towards Largo and his inner circle. Old lovers, new flames, intelligence agencies, terrorists... Will the billionaire recognise his true allies amidst such a tangled web?