Author: Hugh Miller
Original language: English
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers, 1998
Militant religious extremists are taking over the peaceful Vale of Kashmir, dealing in drugs and guns to fund their war
The Vale of Kashmir in India, precariously caught between Afghanistan, Pakistan, and China, is one of the most serenely beautiful places on earth, and one of the most deadly. When Malcolm Philpott, head of UNACO, the United Nations’ Anti-Crime Organization, receives a tip-off from a local priest that the peace of the valley is being threatened by militant religious extremists and the suspicion of a highly organized drug-trafficking ring, he sends in two of his top agents, Mike Graham and Sabrina Carver, to investigate and question the priest further. But the priest is brutally murdered before they can arrive, and an ex-CIA-trained assassin turned native is the principal suspect. Suddenly Mike and Sabrina must undertake the lethal mission of infiltrating the murderous drug convoys and bringing the extremists under control, before the volatile situation ignites and fans into an international blood bath.