Max Mclean is Britain's secret weapon- the most effective assassin Her Majesty's Government has ever unleashed. Pulled home from an aborted mission in South America, Max is sent to investigate unsettling reports from West Africa - a situation that's seen another officer locked away in an MoD research facility raving about the horror he's seen.
Witnesses report that combatants in an ugly civil war are feeling no fear and no pain. In one of the most dangerous, cruel and inhospitable places on earth Max is drawn into a terrifying web of evil and corruption. And it's clear that, far from dealing with the supernatural or superstition, he's facing a threat that could bring the west to its knees.