"...a worthy successor to le Carré’s throne."
1989: The fall of the Berlin Wall is imminent, and the Cold War will soon be over. But for BOX 88, a top secret spying agency known only to an inner circle of MI6 and CIA operatives, the espionage is heating up.
Lachlan Kite, recruited straight from an elite boarding school, is sent to France – the frontline of a new secret war. Kite is tasked with gathering intelligence on a mysterious Iranian businessman implicated in the tragic Lockerbie bombing. But what he uncovers is even more deadly.
2020: MI5 hear rumours of BOX 88's existence and go after Kite – only for Iranian intelligence to get to him first. Taken captive and subjected to torture, Kite is presented with a simple choice: reveal the truth about what happened in France thirty years earlier – or watch his family die.
Past and present merge, as MI5 and BOX 88 are caught up in a race against time to save Kite.