"Never Look Back"
Jake Ord, ex-spook, is awakened from his quiet life in Northumberland by bullets from a sniper that narrowly miss. It feels like his old life is catching up with him. In the nearby village, MI5 agent Anna Mason catches his eye as he hunts for people and things that shouldn't be there.
She's on duty, but won't say why until he gets to know her a whole lot better.
Jake thwarts an ambush but decides he needs help. He summons Dixie, resourceful female warrior, ex-colleague and best friend of his late wife, Ellie. Together, with Anna's help, they unravel an assassination plot that has political implications well beyond the confines of the quiet little Northumberland valley. In doing so, they come face to face finally with the man they both hold responsible for Ellie's untimely death.