Threat Level One
This book details an action-packed story about Boyd and his Special Crime Unit. In 2020, the author signed a film option.
The book is crime fiction and begins when Master Sergeant Jack Dooley uncovers a startling secret in the desert wastes of Iraq. Unwittingly, he triggers an alarm that resonates throughout the western world. It doesn’t take long before Boyd and his elite Special Crime Unit find themselves handling the investigation. But who is the man from Tikrit the police and intelligence community are desperately searching for? Is he really an Islamic assassin with orders to take out the leaders of the western world? As the Cumbrian counter-terrorist detective chases down the enquiry he enlists the aid of multiple intelligence agencies only to uncover a right wing plot to take over the government. Boyd soon realises that the man from Tikrit is an unknown quantity– and he certainly isn’t the only threat that needs to be thwarted.
A race against time follows with Boyd and his colleagues arguing with the Home Secretary and officialdom when multiple threats from a variety of lethal sources are uncovered. Short of resources, short on patience, and short of time, Boyd casts an eye on the national threat level as it slowly rises from the peace and tranquillity of threat level five. Then, as the nation’s threat level hits ‘critical’, it becomes blatantly obvious that Boyd and his team must do all they can to protect the United Kingdom’s Royal Family. It’s only when Boyd meets aristocracy and enlists the help of a Knight of the Realm that he realises the country really is at Threat Level One and there’s a very highly placed traitor in the midst of it all.
Threat Level One – Based on the true story of the national threat level, the men and women who make it, and those who try to break it.
Pre-Publication Review: Paul Anthony never lets the reader down. Unmissable and unputdownable, suspense until the very last page, ….. (Independent Review – Pauline Livingstone)
Pre-Publication Review: Another fascinating read from Paul Anthony – full of intrigue and suspense…. (Meg Johnston)
Reader’s Review: I thoroughly enjoyed this work from the author who raises the bar with every book published. From introducing each character, and weaving their individual paths within the context of the threats faced on a daily basis in an increasingly fractious world, to the subsequent consequences of decisions made by those charged with keeping us all safe. Based on meticulous research and personal experience this is an exciting rewarding read that left me sitting on the edge of my chair and waiting for the next offering from this brilliant author. Come on filmmakers this would make a cracking film. Paul Carter, reader.