The cocaine industry is worth billions of dollars a year to the drug cartels who spread their evil across Western society, causing incalculable misery, poverty and death. Slowly, gradually, inexorably it is spreading and it is a blight which must be stopped. One man, Paul Devereaux, intellectual, dedicated, utterly ruthless and ex-CIA special ops, is given what seems like an impossible task. At his disposal is anything he wants - men, resources, money. And he will not stop until he has completed his mission. Up to now the drugs trade has been accustomed to world governments attempting to curtail their criminal activities. But up to now, those governments have played by the rules. And that is about to change. The rules no longer apply. A dirty war is about to get a whole lot dirtier...Frederick Forsyth is the author of 11 bestselling novels, including The Day of the Jackal , The Fourth Protocol , The Fist of God , Icon , Avenger and The Afghan . 'One of the world's best thriller writers' - Wall Street Journal . 'Masterly storytelling' - Sunday Times . This is a complete and unabridged reading by John Chancer. From international bestselling thriller writer Frederick Forsyth, here comes a chilling new mystery.