Congratulations to the wonderful author and bomb disposal expert Kim Hughes! His second novel Operation Black Key (Simon & Schuster 2021) was longlisted for the 2022 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize and it couldn't be more deserved.
For those that don't know, this is the second in his Dom Riley series. In Operation Black Key, Staff Sergeant Dom Riley is haunted by the disappearance of his daughter and ex-wife. As Riley decides to make one final push for the truth, it emerges that multiple bombs have been located on board a civilian cruise ship. With little information on the person behind the threat other than the alias BaseHeart, Riley must keep his head together if he has any chance of neutralizing the threat. And it’s not long until the first bomb detonates. But it’s not the journey, nor the bombs themselves, that pose the real danger. In fact, Riley will ultimately learn that the enemy is much closer to home . . .