In 1990, the underground industry of importing arms to Ireland, from countries such as Libya, has gone into reverse. Arms are being exported to the highest bidder; one of whom is largely unknown in the West, a fledgling terrorist organisation calling itself al-Qaeda. Consequently, MI5 decide to infiltrate al-Qaeda and monitor the illegal trade. A linguist is required to undertake surveillance of the suspected exchange of arms between Irish and Spanish trawlers in the Isle of Man. Former Army Intelligence Corps major, Juan Quayle, fills the job specification perfectly.
But Quayle begins to fear for his future when war breaks out between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Aided by the Russian liaison officer attached to an Armenian brigade, he returns to Britain, via Moscow, with considerable knowledge of al-Qaeda. After exhaustive debriefing, he retires to the Isle of Man, marries and begins a family. However, the tentacles of al-Qaeda reach him. The assassin’s plot destroys his wife, children and home, but Quayle, trapped in a cellar, survives. Seeking revenge, he joins MI6 where a plan to destroy al-Qaeda’s leader, Osama bin Laden, is carefully and meticulously put together.
This tale of deception, politics and espionage raises questions about the events of 9/11 and asks why the west ever invaded Afghanistan and Iraq. It is the second of a trilogy, the first being A?Nastia Game?(Book Guild?Publishing, 2009). Author R?W?Kay is inspired by a number of authors, including Rider Haggard, Ian Rankin and Dan Brown. Bin Laden’s Nemesis will appeal to fans of political thrillers.