The Failsafe Query. Michael Jenkins.

The Failsafe Query
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Thriller. This is being included as a lot of the book is based in London England. The Failsafe Query is a gripping thriller set in the contemporary world of modern British espionage. Sean Richardson, a disgraced former intelligence agent, is tasked to lead a team to search for Alfie Chapman, an Intelligence officer on the cusp of exposing thousands of secrets to the media. This includes a long lost list of Russian moles embedded since the Cold War, one of whom remains a public favourite in the British parliamentary system. The action moves with absorbing pace and intrigue across Central Asia and Europe as the puzzle begins to unfold through a deep hidden legacy. Tense, fast paced, and insightful, The Failsafe Query twists and turns to a satisfyingly dramatic finale.

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A Word from the Author: Michael Jenkins MBE

I started climbing at 13, survived being lost in Snowdonia at 14, nearly drowned at 15, and then joined the Army at 16. Risk and adventure was built into my DNA and I feel very fortunate to have served the majority of my working career as an intelligence officer within Defence Intelligence, and as an explosive ordnance disposal officer and military surveyor within the Corps of Royal Engineers.

Thank you for taking the time to read about me and my debut novel, and of course browsing the London Crime web site. The site is truly immersive for everything that is the mystery of London’s crime history - its underworld, it’s organised crime, subterfuge, espionage, murder, and gritty intrigue. It’s a masterpiece, as are many of the books, history, films and goodies on this site. Go on choose one, be immersive and buy from LondonCrime !

My novels are based on modern day geo-political espionage, with a fair smattering of crime and forensics, some political corruption and subversion, and some linkages to the cold war. Much of the tradecraft and action takes place in this great city of London, and includes elements not just of Russian and British spy escapades, but also a few nods towards its international ganglands. My background as an Intelligence officer led me down the path of writing novels and The Failsafe Query is my debut novel, with my second spy and forensic thriller, The Kompromat Kill, hopefully being published the late spring of 2019.

I feel privileged to have served for twenty-eight years in the British Army as a soldier and officer, rising through the ranks to complete my service as a major. Not sure how I quite got here, & survived, but writing novels in my middle age is my new risk and adventure……!
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