When Danny Lewin was discovered in Whittier, Alaska, with a bullet in his head, no one was surprised. He was broken by his experience interrogating prisoners in Iraq, and he had come home to England in fear of his life. With no protection he felt unsafe, so left for America, and lived in a quiet backwater with a handgun, but his death poses a problem...
Jack Case is head of the Scavengers - a Security Service department responsible for quickly and quietly cleaning up the mess left behind by other agents before evidence incriminating MI5 or MI6 can be found. So it’s no surprise when his boss sends him over to Whittier to recover Danny’s journal containing top secret details of his interrogations: who, what, how and, most importantly, where. The journal would be gold dust to al-Qaeda, and end the career of many at MI5 and the CIA.
But Jack discovers he’s not the only man after the journal. Others want it and are prepared to kill for it. As he finds himself the centre of a manhunt, he must run and fight harder than ever as he tries to work out who are his enemies and who are his friends in the murky, treacherous and corrupt world of modern espionage.
During the Cold War he knew the rules. Now they've been torn up and he's going to enforce his own rules. Scavenger rules.