Former intelligence officer and counter-terrorism expert, Simon Ashcroft, once believed he made a difference defending the people of the war-torn, polluted oil fields of West Africa, but not anymore. When a botched security operation kills an oil executive on his watch, Ashcroft suspects his career is over. Instead he’s offered an alternative mission: protect Casey Irvine, a tourist on safari in Kenya.
But Kenya is nothing that Ashcroft expects it to be, and far deadlier than he was led to believe. First wildlife poachers, then the police and even the military will stop at nothing to assassinate Casey, and she has no idea why.
As Ashcroft and Casey are pursued across the savannas of East Africa, Ashcroft soon realizes they are embroiled in a global conspiracy that threatens the lives of millions of people. Unseen cyberterrorists have hacked all the information networks unleashing a new and frighteningly unexpected technology, the ‘Benevolent Program’ enabling them to impersonate the U.S. President, control global arms supplies, direct military forces and manipulate all trusted media sources.
But who is behind these cyber-attacks causing the world to fall apart, and why is Casey central to this conspiracy?
The chase is on, as Ashcroft battles to keep Casey alive and their movements off the grid, until they can expose the real perpetrators behind the Benevolent Deception.
"A complex and twisting plot that never fails to thrill." – Rob Sinclair, author of the James Ryker and Enemy series
“An altogether unique and unforgettable thriller.” – Andrew Warren, author of the Thomas Caine series
A thrilling espionage adventure with non-stop action, and twists and turns you won’t see coming. If you like Jack Reacher, Mitch Rapp and Jason Bourne, you’ll love this first novel in the Benevolent Series from Aiden L Bailey, featuring the new action hero, Simon Ashcroft.