In Washington D.C., an American senator is the victim of a depraved murder.
In London, a senior member of parliament is brutally slain in the tunnels beneath Whitehall.
Only one thing appears to link the American and British politicians – the archaic ritual used to kill them.
As wayward intelligence operative Blake Carver hunts for the perpetrators, he discovers an ancient order of assassins thought to have been dissolved centuries ago. During an epic chase that takes him from the corridors of Washington to the wilds of South Africa and the catacombs of Rome, he finds himself caught in a shadow war that threatens to engulf the entire world.
LINE OF SUCCESSION
“Clips along at an astonishing pace with verve and grace.” - Jerry Gabriel, award-winning author of Drowned Boy
“Will keep you up at night long after you've turned the final page.” - Keir Graff, author of The Price of Liberty
“A gripper that won’t let go.” - Book Boogie
The nation is rocked by a series of high-level assassinations so devastating that the magnitude is hidden from public view. As the Pentagon begins retaliating against suspected radicals abroad, Blake Carver soon realizes that his job isn’t as easy as hunting down a group of foreign extremists.
This war isn’t about religion, foreign policy or oil. It’s up to Carver to stop a powerful adversary seizing control of the planet’s most precious resource: water.