Independently Published: September 2020
Category: Conspiracy Thriller, Suspense, SciFi, Crime, Book Review
Four years have passed since Voyager One sent back chilling photos of a spaceship from deep in interstellar space.
A shocked world prepared to meet the Visitors, but terrorism, pandemics, and global political turmoil have now consumed it. Discredited as a hoax, the Visitors have faded from public attention.
But the powerful global conspiracy known as the Triumvirate is behind much of the chaos. Creating a screen of subterfuge and misdirection, they prepare a clandestine welcome for the Visitors, whose origins may be more sinister than the aliens of popular fiction.
Although this is the second book in the trilogy, there is enough information included, in a non intrusive way, to understand about the conspiracy, and what happened in the first book, Voyager.
Matt Ramprakash is under pressure. His piloting days are behind him as he is now an operations officer for MI5 and there is a potentially devastating situation looming. A British plane out of Delhi is reported to have been hijacked by persons unknown and is heading for London Heathrow. It’s not confirmed whether the hijackers are terrorists or asylum seekers but as the drama unfolds it becomes apparent it’s something much worse.
Robbie Martin’s desk phone trilled on his leather-topped mahogany desk. The caller’s number was both familiar and welcome. “Matt! Bloody good to hear from you. Let me guess why you’re calling.”
Matt laughed. “I don’t have much time, Rob. Is your end secure?”
“Okay, let’s get straight to the point. You know about the hijack – is there anything I should know about Triumvirate involvement?”
Robbie was immediately surprised. “Why would this have anything to do with the Tri?” Matt paused. “I’m not sure. Just a hunch. Before the whole Voyager thing blew up, there was an incident in New York. An FBI strike team got its arse kicked. The killers got away.”
“Yes. That was Supra, the paramilitary wing of the Tri. Supra were stirring up disinformation on their behalf. A diversionary red herring.”
“Yeah, I know – but their modus operandi was to quietly infiltrate first and then reveal their hand, do you remember?”
This time Robbie paused for thought. “I see. Is that what reminds you of this situation?” Matt sighed. “Rob, I don’t have time to go through all the ins and outs. But I need you to check your network. See if there’s any correlation between Tri-related traffic and any threat coming from India. If I remember, India played a part in the Voyager plot by providing the bogus signals for the images to be downloaded.”
Robbie understood. “I’ll get on to it. What number will you be on?”