He's a professional shadow. A watcher who provides
protection in potentially hostile situations. He works in
the background, stays off the record. Often the people
he's guarding have no idea he's there. Some people know
him as Portman.
Portman’s latest assignment is providing back-up for a
French intelligence agent sent to recover a hard drive
from one of the most dangerous cities on the planet:
Mogadishu in Somalia. What he hasn’t been told is that
the device records secret negotiations between two
leading western nations and a hard-line terrorist
organisation responsible for killing thousands of
When the decision is taken to abandon the talks, anybody
in the know immediately becomes a target to be silenced.