Saddam Hussein’s missing weapons of mass destruction have been found and are in the hands of an international terrorist group. But which group and where have they stored the gases and toxic waste? And what are their plans for the deadly cargo? An eleven-year-old Filipino girl, Arina Marcos knows the secret. She narrowly escapes assassins sent to kill her and family. And now she is on the run. Hit squads sent to track her down chase her across Asia.
Ex Special-Forces soldier Jeff Bradley and CIA agent Kennedy Patton must protect Arina as she leads them in search of Saddam’s weapons. The trail leads to underground laboratories and a mass grave in the Philippines. Tensions heighten when the US Air craft Carrier Independence II is brought into the conflict.
Then Bradley discovers the deadly truth and the race is on. He and Kennedy Patton must find the terrorists and the ship carrying the lethal cargo. If they fail the cities of Europe will burn and thousands will die.
Award winning novelist Thomas Ryan is the author of the bestselling Jeff Bradley series of novels, The Field of Blackbirds, The Mark of Halam and The Ottoman Conspiracy and The Bomb Maker’s Daughter.
Thomas Ryan, has been a soldier in a theatre of war, trampled the jungles of Asia, and lived through the breakdown and civil unrest of Eastern Europe. Armed with these life experiences Ryan turned to writing thriller novels and short stories.
He considers himself a story teller, a creator who has enthusiastically plunged his psyche into the world of creativity and fantasy. With the reader in mind he weaves colourful characters into the threads of his riveting storylines.
Taking readers on a thrilling journey is what motivates Ryan as a writer.
Ex Special-Forces soldier Jeff Bradley and CIA agent Kennedy Patton must protect Arina as she leads them in search of Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction. The trail leads to underground laboratories and a mass grave in the Philippines.
The Bomb Maker's Daughter
Diego lifted the door and unzipped the sports bags. His men had already selected their weapons of choice. Once they had armed themselves, Diego gently brought the door down and pushed on it until it clicked shut. Five figures stepped across to the opposite pavement. The street lights made it impossible to not feel exposed. There was shadow, but this would not hide them from anyone out for an evening walk. And it was impossible to hide an American made M16 automatic rifle inside a tracksuit. This was danger time. If seen, five men huddled together clutching weapons would have residents dialling the police emergency number. They had debated whether the use of an automatic rifle was overkill, but Diego decided that overkill was wise. The woman cop was armed. Those in the house might be as well, despite his drivers assurance New Zealanders did not have guns in their homes.