The Underhanded

Professor William Dresden has found solitude in the south of France to grapple with his troubled past—a neglected upbringing, failed romances, the recent thrashing of his life’s work in academia, and a witness to genocide, along with other secrets. But when an adrift MI6 officer, Adeline Parker, calls and insists on a meeting, she reveals shocking information about his family—then a bomb explodes.


William and Adeline narrowly escape the attempt on their lives and find themselves battling a group of neo-fascist and extreme nationalists who are inciting violent divisions across Europe. They are pulled into a shadowy war against a cabal called the Strasbourg Executive and pushed to the brink by family betrayals, corrupt institutions, friends who are enemies, and the Executive’s subversive plots against the fabric of Western society.


To survive, William must become the kind of person he despises, but even that might not be enough.