Intervention: The King Pin is the first book in the series by James Hanford. In a fast paced action thriller, Rob Krane is thrust into the conflicting worlds of organised crime and the British Intelligence Services, which is how he meets Laura Harding. In this first book, they travel across Slovenia, Italy and throughout Britain placing themselves in deadly peril.
Rob Krane’s intervention to prevent Burak Demir’s certain agonising death changes their lives dramatically, forcing them into a tense and unlikely partnership that is managed by Laura Harding and MI5.
Demir is a master criminal with an extensive international network of criminal and legitimate business operations. Secretly, however, he wants to break his own rule for his criminal network – ‘once in, forever in, unless dead’! But after years of trying, he is no closer to succeeding in his objective.
Krane, an unemployed operations manager, finds his holiday in Slovenia suddenly takes a deadly turn. Realising that to save the life of an innocent, young girl, he has little option other than to intervene in Demir’s affairs, as well as save their respective lives.
Laura Harding, a straight-talking agent at MI5, leaps at the opportunity to bring Demir to Britain and to justice when they hear from Rob that he needs help. Laura’s intervention is required to smuggle them back to Britain. MI5, the British domestic intelligence service, has concerns that Demir’s network assists international terrorism. However, they have no proof and are desperate to speak to him if they are to prevent and imminent, horrifying threat.
Demir’s foes have other ideas and won’t let him just slip away and easily disappear. Can the British help Krane and Demir extricate themselves from the clutches of Demir’s foes, or will those wanting Demir’s power and life succeed?
You can read the first chapter here.