A former al-Qaeda operative, he was lifted by Counter-Terrorism Command – and now battles his old comrades.
In ‘Locked and Loaded’, the first three best-selling Riz Sabir thrillers are collected together for the first time.
London. The city is reeling from a series of deadly attacks by a new radical terrorist group. Working above the law and below government radars, Riz must lead a dangerous double life with the help of Holly “Bang-Bang” Kirpachi, a Burlesque dancer and internet hacker with a talent for breaking codes – and bones. With time running out, Riz must put his life on the line to identify the terrorists. And silence them forever – before he is silenced himself.
According to confidential reports, elements of the Metropolitan Police have been penetrated by a violent terror group. With rising tension within the police force, time is quickly running out for Riz. His task: to identify the target. And neutralise the enemy before they strike. But before he can begin, there is a desperate mission that must be completed, at all costs. Riz must find his fiancee, dead or alive….
An ex al-Qaeda jihadi, Riz is now a fixer for a shadowy branch of the Ministry of Defence. He has teamed up professionally and romantically with Holly “Bang-Bang” Kirpachi – a hard-bitten girl gang leader. Their marriage was set to be the social event of the season. Until the wedding celebrations were interrupted by a series of murders in the East End of London. Someone is copying Jack the Ripper with a new spate of gruesome killings in Whitechapel. Can they catch the killer before he strikes again?
‘Locked and Loaded’ is a block-buster collection of police-procedural, techno-thrillers.
LOCKED AND LOADED is available from Amazon.
‘Absolutely rocks. Every line reeks with the raw authenticity of a writer who knows first-hand what the hell he’s talking about.’ – Tom Cain, bestselling author of the Sam Carver thrillers.
‘One of the most realistic depictions of how these operations work in real life. Forget about the “Hollywoodization” that seems to be the mark of most other books- this is the very real deal.’ – Mubin Shaikh, counter-terrorism consultant and former covert operative, Canadian Security Services
Charlie Flowers was born in Eastern Europe sometime in the late Sixties and arrived with his family in Britain in 1975. After training as a journalist in London he had a varied career as reporter, roadie, truck driver and record label boss. In the late Nineties he formed two cult bands, and is currently an adviser on terrorism and extremism to certain departments and think tanks.
Charlie Flowers is published by Endeavour Press, and is a member of the Crime Writers’ Association and International Thriller Writers Inc.
He is author of the “Riz” quartet – “Hard Kill”, “Danger Close”, “Kill Order”, and “Battle Come Down”.