The Black Owls: An Oxford Nightmare
Out of nowhere terrorists--supposedly--appear and threaten England's most revered landmark, Oxford University. One man stands in their way. More
An ocean liner is destroyed and the ruins of an old church blown up, and other parts of England are menaced by unknown “terrorists.” The University of Oxford is threatened with a bomb, and the Duke of Aylesbury – Tony Markham to his intimates – calls on Georges St. Cyr, formerly one of America’s most ruthless intelligence agents, for help. The Muslim diaspora in London, higher-ups within the University itself, even the government, are suspected, and the two old friends have seven days to avert disaster. It’s immediately apparent that the British government, despite acquiescing in St. Cyr’s investigation, is engaged in a cover-up. Whitehall’s hand-picked Chancellor at Oxford, John Cromwell, comes under suspicion. Other clues point to Ahmed Zhev, Chief of Pakistan’s notorious Directorate of Inter-Services Intelligence. England is in turmoil, its most venerable institution threatened and, as time runs out, the future is in the hands of a single man.