HADRIAN MEMORANDUM, THE by Allan Folsom - SIGNED FIRST EDITION BOOKSee all titles by Allan Folsom.
John Barron was once a top detective in the Los Angeles Police
Departmentís elite 5-2 Squad. A deadly shootout with fellow officers
changed his world forever.
a new identity, he fled the country he loved and as Nicholas Marten
became a landscape architect in the north of England determined to put
a life of violence behind him forever. Then suddenly he found himself
in Spain ensnared in a massive global conspiracy where he saved the
life of John Henry Harris, the president of the United States. Not long
afterward the president came calling again.
to the West African country of Equatorial Guinea to gain information on
alleged collusion between a U.S. oil company and mercenaries hired to
protect its workers, Marten is caught up in a bloody civil war between
rebellious tribesmen and a merciless dictator. Soon he meets a priest
who has clandestine photographs that show the mercenaries supplying
arms to the rebels. In a blink the priest is captured by army troops
and Marten flees for his life, determined to find the photographs and
turn them over to the president before they are made public and ignite
a global firestorm of protest and propaganda. But others are close on
his heels. Among them; Conor White, a highly decorated former SAS
commando turned elite killer; Sy Wirth, the arrogant president of the
oil company; the alluring and dangerous oil company board member, Anne
Tidrow; and, quietly, operatives of the CIA.
suspense, and deceit shadow Marten every inch of the way as his
harrowing journey takes him to Berlin, to the Portuguese Riviera, and
finally to the always-mysterious Lisbon. At stake is thestruggle for
control of an ocean of oil, and with it the constantly shifting line
between good and evil, love and hate, law and politics. Its cost,
thousands of human lives. Its cause, a top secret agreement called The Hadrian Memorandum.