The Freedom Trap

There is a secret organisation known as The Scarperers who have a knack of being able to spring long-term criminals from prison as and when they like. It is a service that doesn’t come cheap. Someone who has paid and is waiting for their help is double-agent Slade, from the previous story Running Blind, who has been tried and convicted of his crimes and is now keen to return to his beloved Russia.

This fact is known to the British secret services and one of their own, Mackintosh, is instructed to use Slade’s escape to bring down the rogue organisation. There is a problem though. No-one must know, not even top ministers.

In steps a certain South-African gentleman …