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By: George A Smith

A Secret Existence

Pages: 198 Ratings: 5.0
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Ben Swan, a young British detective chief inspector working with the Counter Terrorism Command in Ireland, is recruited by the UK Security Service, also known as MI5. His police rank is suspended and he operates as a full member of the Service. He is given a new cover identity. His police background is not disclosed to his new colleagues. In accordance with MI5 policy, all members operate with a cover identity. He is involved in tracking down terrorists intent on initiating a major bombing campaign and a detailed investigation into the activities of a group of international criminals operating in the UK involving ex-KGB personnel. With this dangerous work he relies on the professionalism, loyalty and trust of his fellow officers. Yet, he knows nothing about their true identities, families or background.  If a member is killed on active service, nothing is made public and there is an apparent absence of grieving within the Service. He finds the anonymity of his existence difficult to accept and this is the theme that runs through the novel. Hence the title: A Secret Existence.

The author is a retired detective chief inspector and former head of Brighton CID. He was the senior investigating officer on many murder investigations. He operated in the UK and Ireland with the Counter Terrorism Command. He was recruited into the Security Service (MI5) Counter Espionage Department, working in the UK and USA with the FBI. As a young detective inspector, he was involved in the interrogation of Argentine commander Alfredo Astiz during the Falklands war. He has a BA degree in history and politics and is a keen photographer. He also owns and manages a woodland in West Sussex and is an enthusiastic motorcyclist.

Customer Reviews
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  • Brian Lockyer

    From the first page I was taken into a world of Terrorists, Agents and intrigue, an amazing insight into the world of espionage. Could not put this book down an amazing book who the author has donated all royalties to a local hospice. Thougherly recommend this book.

  • Pam

    Really enjoyed reading this book. Good storyline and because of the detailed descriptions I felt I was actually there in the story with him. Definitely recommend.

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