Detective Amir Omar Duran was just a boy when the British invaded his beloved Granada. Now—after two decades of colonial rule—the ancient city of winding alleys and iconic architecture is a smoldering caldron of corruption, poverty and strife.
On the eve of a political summit between the city's wrangling factions, Amir is dispatched to Granada's torrid outskirts to investigate the unusual death of an African migrant. When the investigation puts Amir at odds with some of Granada's most powerful men, Agent Brit Tillman is assigned by The British Crown to keep a watchful eye.
As more shocking evidence is unearthed, Amir and Brit must form an alliance to foil a dark conspiracy and uncover the man behind it. And in a city full of unsavory businessman, desperate refugees and hardboiled spies, almost everyone is a suspect.
THE CITADEL is the first book in a three-part thriller series featuring Detective Amir Duran and Agent Brit Tillman.
Special Agent Amir Duran can't wrap his head around any of it. First, his boss tells him about the boy down in Zanzibar. He's immune, she says - immune to the Red Death. A potential cure for the most catastrophic disease in human history? If that weren't enough to blow Amir's mind, she let's him know who the brass back in London have chosen to chase the kid down. And, quick - the Russians and Japanese are after the boy too.
None of it computes. Just a year ago Amir was still a cop keeping the peace in the squalid slums of Granada, Spain. He hasn't even traveled outside the city since the British invaded when he was a kid. And now they've chosen him - and brand new case officer without an ounce of international field experience - to spearhead the most important covert op in decades.
Amir's late grandfather, Jeddo, always warned him about the British. They can't be trusted. All they care about is conquest. But orders are orders, and Amir can handle himself in dangerous situations. When Amir arrives to Zanzibar, though, Jeddo's paranoia begins to ring of prophecy. London's orders have changed. What had been a rescue mission has become a hit job. With a ruthless killer on his trail, Amir must call on an unlikely assortment of friends and strangers to get the boy out alive.
THE SOVEREIGN is the second book in the Amir Duran thriller series and available now for purchase at Vine leaves Press, Amazon, and most major online retailers.