Thomas Ryan
The Mark of Halam

USS Ulysses: State-of-the-art nuclear submarine. Deterrent. Target.

When an Olympic medalist is the subject of an attempted assassination, former SAS trooper Jeff Bradley knows his past is once again casting a shadow over his new life. A note left by the assassin confirms his suspicions: Bradley made an enemy back in Kosovo, and the man is out for revenge. But Jeff knows the killer is not working alone: higher up the ranks sits Avni Leka, a terrorist warlord who will stop at nothing to achieve his bloody goal.

And it’s not just Bradley who is under threat. A hijacking leads him to sense something bigger is being planned—a plot that, if successful, will end thousands of innocent lives, and could light the touchpaper of global conflict.

He can’t allow it to happen. But events are spiralling out of control. Bradley knows he must reach the eye of the storm before it tears his world apart.

Thomas Ryan
Thomas Ryan
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When an Olympic medallist is the subject of an attempted assassination, a note left by the assassin confirms to former SAS trooper Jeff Bradley that his past is once again casting a shadow over his new life. Bradley made an enemy on a mission in Kosovo, and the man whose brother he killed, is out for revenge. But Bradley knows the killer is not working alone and revenge is not the only reason he is in New Zealand. Higher up the ranks is his boss Avni Leka, a master criminal hiding out in Italy. Leka will do anything for money. He had been paid to send terrorists to blow up an American nuclear submarine in the Auckland harbour. If successful, it will end thousands of innocent lives. Bradley can’t allow that to happen. And who paid Leka?