Their breathtaking showdown in The Eagle Has Landed established Jack Higgins as the undisputed master of the World War II spy thriller. Now IRA gunman Liam Devlin and fallen German assassin Kurt Steiner are back - joining forces to attempt the most daring coup of the war against a target at the very highest levels of the Third Reich...
From the depths of London's underworld to the war rooms of Berlin, Jack Higgins sweeps us back to the dangerous world of The Eagle Has Landed for the story that millions have waited for...a tale of ambiguious alliances, nonstop action and heart-stopping suspense that only Jack Higgins could tell.
Following the events in the previous novel, it is revealed that Kurt Steiner did not die after attempting to kill Churchill, but was only wounded. German intelligence learns that, after recovery in an RAF hospital, he was imprisoned in the Tower of London.
Brigadier Dougal Munro and Captain Jack Carter (recurring characters in several novels by Higgins) of Special Operations Executive, arrange for Steiner to be relocated to a special prison in a priory in Wapping, and make sure, via double agents at the Spanish Embassies in London and Berlin, that German intelligence find out about it. They hope to catch German agents, including Liam Devlin, in their net.