October, 1989: London/Amsterdam/Berlin.
A perfect Stasi marriage is rocked by receipt of a shocking heir loom; a haul of Nazi looted masterpieces. All key to Operation Metatron, the sordid brainchild of Kremlin hardliner, General Usov.
The works are to be exchanged in Amsterdam for a narcotic shipment, via art magnate and Soviet sleeper, Chester Perpetual. Objective: an orgy of civil unrest in East Berlin, provoking a Party backlash to crush reform stone-dead all the way to Moscow…
London receives intel on the plot from the other-worldly agent, Oniwaban, with only a strange request for the handover of an antique Japanese artefact as recompense…
In response, MI6 deploy the BARBELL cell of Breakspear (St John Bradley) and Kestrel (Jamie Wallace) to Amsterdam to infiltrate Perpetual’s GDR-bound vice-line and make the trade in East Berlin.
But beyond the Wall, the spies uncover the true origins of Usov’s Metatron, but can they stop a long-seeded betrayal’s explosion into vengeance? And who and what will pay the price?
Out 01/06/22 , available on pre-order now