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Winner of the Peoples' Book Prize The British government is secretly bankrupt. There is no money to pay the police, armed forces and the NHS. JJ Darke, lone parent and Scottish ex-intelligence officer, is blackmailed by an unscrupulous politician into stealing North Korea's gold bullion to plug Britain's catastrophic financial deficit and avoid widespread lawlessness.

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Synopsis

Darke Mission by Scott Caladon

Based on actual events interwoven with fiction and with an underlying theme of political and financial greed, Darke Mission is a story of good versus evil. The British government is secretly bankrupt. There is no money to pay the police, armed forces and the NHS. JJ Darke, lone parent and Scottish ex-intelligence officer, is blackmailed by an unscrupulous politician into stealing North Korea's gold bullion to plug Britain's catastrophic financial deficit and avoid widespread lawlessness. Darke, a successful financial strategist who has walked on the wrong side of insider trading, engages a French skunkworks outfit and edge of the envelope British F1 engineers to support the mission. They design a revolutionary process to transform the gold bars and smuggle them from North Korea, but the mission is fraught with danger and the team must scheme and fight their way out of trouble at every turn. The stakes are raised when a Russian stealth submarine, under North Korean control, is primed to launch a devastating nuclear attack on the USA. US Navy SEALs are ordered to capture the sub. Their mission is compromised and it becomes unexpectedly intertwined with Darke's. Darke's character changes. He seeks revenge and vows to protect his son at all costs.

About the Author

Scott Caladon is a former gravedigger, government official and intelligence expert. He was banned from Italy for doing his job. Scott has worked in Europe, North America, the Middle and Far East. He is skilled in Jeet Kune Do and Krav Maga. He currently lives in London - or does he?

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Book Info

Publication date

24th October 2014

Author

Scott Caladon

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Publisher

Matador an imprint of Troubador Publishing

Format

Paperback
649 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
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Espionage & spy thriller

ISBN

9781784620509

Publisher Profile

Matador an imprint of Troubador Publishing is an imprint of Matador

logo Matador has been offering authors a high quality self-publishing service since 1999. Part of Troubador Publishing Ltd, Matador offers a wide range of services aimed at publishing, marketing and distributing books and ebooks to a high standard, be that via Print On Demand (POD) or through traditional bookshop distribution. Matador has deliberately established itself at the quality end of the self-publishing market. We work in partnership with our authors, most of whom publish with us as they are serious about their self-publishing, wanting a high quality book or a real chance at getting their work distributed and read. As a result, we are the UK's most widely recommended self-publishing service. 'Matador is a highly reputable partnership publisher offering an author the best chance of self-publishing success in the UK.' Mick Rooney, Editor of The Independent Publishing Magazine

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