New York homicide detective Gabriel de Sade juggles his days between the hunt for maniac killers and the continuing fight against the heavy hand of city bureaucracy. A bureaucracy that is uneasy at his heavy–handed way of dealing with suspects. But at least he has the support of his Chief, until they trade his detective’s skills with the CIA. In return for help to plug a leak in the 9th Precinct, de Sade is to travel to Italy to recover a lost package.
When he refuses to be used as a pawn in their political games, the Director of the CIA drops the bombshell. Faith Ward, de Sade’s former lover, travelled to Rome to retrieve the package and disappeared. The mission has become more than the recovery of a simple package. He is to locate her before she is killed. He has no choice but to accept. Yet the mission is far more than he could possibly have imagined. His former Special Forces partner, Jonas Savage, teams up to help. As well as a mysterious and lethal Russian girl, Galina Polotsova. Formerly a Spetsnaz operative, she now works as a mysterious trouble shooter for the Eastern Orthodox Church.
They travel to Rome and on to Southern Italy, to Calabria, to confront the 'Ndrangheta, the vicious local mafia. Yet the mission swerves in an unexpected direction, to Jerusalem. And a threat to the stability of the civilized world. A unique thriller that grabs the reader’s interest from page one and never lets up.
Eric is UK author of over fifteen books. He is a graduate of University College, Cardiff, where he studied politics. He served part-time in the Commandos, the Royal Marines Reserve, reaching the rank of Colour Sergeant. During his service he was seconded to take part in and lead a number of sensitive and classified missions, as well as undertake instructor assignments in a number of Special Forces schools. During this time he pursued a full-time career as an independent coach and consultant, working with various blue chip and smaller organisations. Eric Meyer has developed a specialty as a motivational coach, and drew heavily on his military experience to give his clients the tools for leadership, initiative and audacity that are the mark of the small unit commander.
Working with a number of authors and experts, he has been co-writer on a number of self-improvement and motivational titles. As an author, his books are sold all over the world in paperback, hardback and ebook format. He writes mainly in the genres of military thriller, and detective thriller. Indeed, his first novel, Devil's Guard, The Real Story, is a fact based novel based on the French IndoChina war in what is now known as Vietnam. With a number of novels set during World War II on the Eastern Front, as well as novels of the Vietnam War, his military experience is reflected in a range of war fiction titles. The detective thrillers are based on an NYPD detective, Gabriel de Sade, a Special Forces veteran.
He has also presented a number of documentary films, mostly exploring historical subjects ranging from early Christian history to the mystical brilliance of Leonardo da Vinci.
Eric is married with three children, and still pursues his military and historical research in his available spare time. He is also a keen runner, and has achieved success in a number of road and off-road races, including fell-running, the challenging sport of competitive running across hill ranges in the countryside. Throughout his career he has combined his extensive and growing knowledge of military affairs with his zest for the latest motivational tools to produce novels that will both thrill and entertain the reader. Current projects include research into the causes and progress of the war in Afghanistan. Currently, Eric Meyer is a full-time novelist.read more
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