The edgy and highly contemporary setting for Frank Gardner’s action-packed new thriller is Iran. After helping to avert a deadly attack on London, Luke Carlton has been welcomed on board as a full-fledged member of SIS and is assigned the role of case officer running agents. He is sent undercover into Iran to ‘turn’ and recruit an officer in that country’s infamous Revolutionary Guard Corps: the word is that a conservative group within the IRGC doesn’t like the direction post-revolutionary Iran appear to be taking and are planning something big to embarrass their own government – and frighten the country’s new ‘allies’ in the West.

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Hidden from prying Western satellites, Iranian scientists are at work on a banned device . . .

They are acting on the orders of a renegade cell within Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, whose objective is to transform their country into a nuclear-armed nation, and so seal its domination of the Middle East.

Britain’s intelligence agencies know something is up. Someone on the inside is ready to hand over information – but the rendezvous with SIS officer Luke Carlton goes bloodily wrong . . .

Then MI6 sees an opportunity to recruit an individual with unique access to the IRGC hardliners. Luke is chosen to reel them in. Going into Iran undercover is dangerous enough, but then there’s a killing and a kidnapping and the British government is presented with a shocking ultimatum.

With time running out, it seems only Luke can stop a cataclysmic new war in the Gulf . . .

Readers love Ultimatum:

***** ‘An action-packed thriller . . . very authentic’
***** ‘A real page turner . . . thrilling adventure’
***** ‘Gripping page turner that keeps you glued to the story’

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Weight 317 g
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 3 cm










1st paperback ed


823.92 (edition:23)


General – Trade / Code: K

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