By Jack Higgins
A freelance hit guy accidently kills the daughter of an both brutal SAS soldier. Colonel A.S.A. Morgan hunts the fellow who murdered his daughter because the tale builds to a shattering climax. learn via Tim Pigott-Smith.
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