Dead Centre

Dead Centre

When a bomb goes off in Scheherazade's, a posh department store in Baghdad, leaving nearly 200 people dead or wounded, the authorities and the police think that it is just another routine case of it's type and appoint Captain Ali Allawi of the National Police to head the investigation.

He has no clues to go on and no organisation claims responsibility, but one sharp-eyed member of his team notices something on the CCTV surveillance footage that is unusual - baffling even.

Then they notice other discrepancies that lead Captain Allawi to suspect that they are facing a new, unimaginable type of threat.

However, none of these clues make sense.

He seeks help from Interpol, but they do not seem to have any other cases with data matching his, so he puts up a flag on the Interpol computer that he wants to be informed of any bombings with criteria matching those of his.

Two come in rapid succession: one in France and one in Ireland. Captain Allawi and his team study the footage and think that they have found a relationship between the three atrocities and so the three police forces start working togeether to track down the perpetrators.

However, four more occur in the USA, London and Germany, and so then there are seven police forces working on the matter.The implications of this new form of crime are unthinkable. They also appear to be unpredictable and so, unstoppable.

Most of the officers seem to slack off on their cases after a while due to pressure of other work, but Captain Allawi is like a terrier, he will not give up and he will not allow the other officers to give up either.

His gut feelings were telling him that he was on the trail of a new phenomenon, but there was just so little information to go on despite the six occurrences.

'Dead Centre' is the story of how seven police forces from around the world combine their skills and join both with the nation with the greatest hackers on Earth, and the legendary SAS, to try to defeat this new, devastatingly successful terrorist gang.

It is a truly international story that takes the reader to Baghdad, Marseille, Essen, Belfast, New York and London, Wales and Thailand.

Follow how the six operations are planned and carried out and how the seven police forces and the SAS work to uncover and stop the people hehind the bombings, piecing it together bit by painstaking bit.

Dead Centre is an exciting story that will have you on the edge of your seat and make you think again about many aspects of criminality that you have taken for granted.

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by +Owen Jones