|Sam McCready is The Deceiver, one of the Intelligence Service's most unorthodox and most valued operatives. The end of the Cold War has, however strenghtened the hand of those in Whitehall who wish to dispose of him.|
Sharp-minded, somewhat cynical, McCready is a maverick whose independent style has often driven him beyond the mark. He has not been afraid to press the CIA to the explosion point in an effort to convince them that their prize defector is a double agent. Once, he hired a low-level German agent as a courier to deliver a priceless Soviet document to the West - a man he subsequently had to race teh KBG to find. He sent an Ulster veteran deep into Libya to subvert a Quaddaffi plot to ship a lethal crop of arms to the IRA and terrorise Britain. And most recently there was the notorious instance when he acted far beyound his brief, taking over a remote Caribbean island torn between Fidel Castro and the Colombian drug trade.