Exodus of Spies by Brian Landers
In Angola, South African and Cuban troops are engaged in the biggest tank battle since the second world war. Ministers want MI6 to intervene, but discreetly. The South Africans after all are battling to preserve apartheid. On the front line in Angola Thomas is exposed to the realities of war. But death is soon much closer to home. After thirty years at the heart of British Intelligence Adam Joseff has retired to his stamp collection. His loyalty is beyond question. Until he is murdered in the Caribbean. Then the questions start. Has Joseff betrayed his country? Or has he been betrayed? What was he doing in Antigua? Who could want to kill him? And why was he so interested in an Angolan student young enough to be his granddaughter? In the latest Dylan thriller Thomas and Julia confront death, betrayal and their own conscience. They start pulling the clues together to solve this latest mystery and then the politicians take over... AUTHOR: Brian Landers started writing newspaper columns to help pay his university bar bills and since then has written articles for various journals, newspapers and websites. He was once interviewed for a job at the government spy agency GCHQ in Cheltenham but decided that travelling the world would be more exciting. His first full time role was helping a former Director General of Defence Intelligence and a motley collection of ex-spooks set up a political intelligence unit in the City of London. Out of this sprang the character of Thomas Dylan, a novice who over the years progresses through the labyrinthine world of British Intelligence. Later, as a director of Waterstone's and then of Penguin his love of writing was rekindled. His first book, Empires Apart was published in the UK, US and India and was largely written while commuting to work. He has an MBA from London Business School and in 2018 he was awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours.