Although there were dozens of characters, this story of a self-proclaimed ‘sleeper’ will keep you engaged to the very end. The story of Richard Slater, a Scottish rebel at heart, makes me wonder how many of my 20-something-aged college classmates may not have done the same foolish thing in 1970. Richard pledges himself to sabotage capitalism. He spends the next 40 years waiting for the tap at his door that will call in his pledge. Everyone in his life is viewed with suspicion. In his later years, he is running out of time since he can feel his mind giving way. Part espionage, part international terrorism, part psychological thriller, I loved this book. – Amazon Review
18+ contains strong language and sexual references throughout.
Can one man bring down the world’s financial systems?
Glasgow 1977 – a young Trotskyite, Richard Slater, comes up with the idea that if he hid in deep cover until he was in a position of responsibility, he could unleash a devastating act of sabotage capable of starting a revolution. Party activists develop the plan – code name Zima and lie in wait…
London 2013 – Richard is in London, working for a financial software company. He has held onto the Zima plan all this time and has been signalling he can activate it. Is anyone listening? Have others stayed
true to the ideology?
The “suicide” of Richard’s work colleague shows British and Russian Intelligence have been listening and waiting too. Tension mounts as more players reveal themselves and the battle for power and control moves to Moscow. As the coil of agents, misinformation and mind control experiments connected to Zima unravel – where do allegiances lie? Can Richard trust anyone – even himself?
Can MI9 stop a catastrophic act of sabotage on the banking system? Will the revolution succeed? Can Richard uncover the TRUTH and save himself?
About the Author
Iain M. Rodgers I was born in Glasgow but have traveled around a lot. When it comes to reading, I believe variety is the spice of life. I like to read lots of genres and different styles of writing. I’m also bisexual in my reading – I enjoy books written by both men and women.
At the moment I only have one book to my name. It’s a political thriller (an astute reader may discern some elements of SciFi or speculative technology). I hope to write one or two more books, but I’m not going to put myself under any pressure to do so. There are enough writers who should have stopped at one.
I worked in I.T. for many years in a variety of industries and organisations – The Civil Service, Brewing and Distilling, Waste Disposal, Manufacturing (ERP software). I ended up in The City, working for a financial software company before deciding I’d had enough of I.T. I changed to Teaching English as a Foreign Language in Moscow while writing my first book.