2 June 2016.
Ike is well-off and doesn’t need the business, but he had fought to create this company and would fight to save it. He feels that Ben is responsible for the problems he and the company now face and he travels to Georgia, where he believes that Ben is investigating the death of a journalist, hoping to either return with Ben or prove his own innocence. His search begins in Tblisi, where he is immediately involved in a riot, beaten up and arrested. He is an experienced and confident operator, but at 58, he has been out of active involvement in the field for many years and he finds himself thrown into a volatile unpredictable environment, unable to identify friend from enemy and involving people who have helped him in dangerous situations. To complicate the situation further he has left the UK without his medication for depression and wonders how this will affect him. He has constantly to make decisions about who he can trust and how he should deal with the criminals, police, secret service agents to get the information he needs to find Ben. He sets out with a driver to go from Tblisi, via Gori and the Black Sea coast to Diklo in the Caucasus mountains, where he begins to come close to finding his quarry. In this sparse rural landscape, he has to rely on his judgement of local people if he is to achieve his aims.
Chris Morgan Jones For eleven years Chris Morgan Jones worked at the world's largest business intelligence agency. He has advised Middle Eastern governments, Russian oligarchs, New York banks, London hedge funds and African mining companies. An Agent of Deceit was his first novel