A Necessary Hell by Nigel Price
A severed hand is found in a field in Germany. The consequences will reach from war-torn Afghanistan to the highest levels of government.
Ex-army officer Harry Brown has been conducting a disaster planning exercise at an airport in northern Germany. On his way there one morning he passes a car being driven by single mum Ingrid Weber. Glancing after her in his rearview mirror, Harry sees her car swerve and crash. When he discovers what caused her to crash was a grisly human body part, all the old training and instincts kick in.
Before he knows it, he and Ingrid are on a trail that leads them ever deeper into a quagmire of greed and corruption as they begin to piece together a chilling chain of events. Soon it seems that everyone wants them dead. From the flat north German plain to the summit of the Zugspitze in the Bavarian Alps, Harry and Ingrid are running for their lives.
Nigel Price’s A Necessary Hell will appeal to lovers of the work of Lee Child, David Baldacci, Stephen Leather or Nelson DeMille.
Nigel Price, who writes also under the pseudonym Anthony Conway, read English and Philosophy at St David’s University College, Lampeter. After training at Sandhurst he was commissioned into 7th Duke of Edinburgh’s Own Gurkha Rifles, remaining with the Brigade of Gurkhas for twelve years. He fought in the Falklands War. His first novel, The Moon Tree, deals with the 1940s Burma War and the years of conflict in Asia that followed. The Black Hand is the opening novel in Jaeger, a spy series set during the Great War in homage to one of Nigel’s heroes, John Buchan. His first novel featuring Harry Brown was A Killing Air, which is also available from Endeavour Media.