Afghanistan is the largest producer of opium in the world. The World Designs Ltd. organization intends to break the back of the illicit business by removing the head man at the Kabul cartel, Faisal Ratebzad. But once in Kabul, the operatives become entangled in an Afghan family’s tragedy. Rashid Ahmadabadi has already lost one daughter, and now his second daughter has disappeared.
Soledad Garretson is a journalist who had worked in Afghanistan a few years earlier, and she has firsthand knowledge of the torture and murder of Ahmadabadi’s daughter. Thus their mission changes, as they attempt to rescue one daughter even as they extract revenge for the murder of the other.
Book number four in the World Designs Ltd. series takes brothers Salvadore and Raúl San Martín to Afghanistan, and the war-torn city of Kabul. Accompanying them are Enrique Etchemendigaray and Jorge Grazzini, from the Gendarmería Nacional of Argentina.
Two brothers from Colombia, Salvadore and Raúl San Martín, are operatives with World Designs Ltd., an organization that meddles internationally in the name of justice, freedom and equality, and whatever else might catch their attention. Salvadore and Raúl have been assigned to work for the Argentina Gendarmería Nacional as a part of an elite unit involved in enforcement against illegal drug trafficking. This unit targets the top level drug lords that arrange for vast amounts of cocaine to be harvested, transported and distributed across international borders.
Drug lord Ramón Subizar is planning a major drug push on Christmas eve at the borders of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. But the Gendarmería intend to crash Subizar’s party.
Add to the brew a volatile horse called Don Diego, a Buell motorcycle, a gypsy aeroplane pilot, and the drug lord with his new product of opium, and there is guaranteed to be an explosion.
Eastern Europe is in chaos as the Soviet-backed system of Communism collapses. But in Czechoslovakia, the population is jubilant. Prague Spring has arrived at last!
But one colonel of the old order plans his escape. He has access to priceless Bohemian museum pieces. Never mind that they belong to the people of this nation. They are to be stolen, and sold to a wealthy South American drug lord, for enough money to set up the colonel for life.
Ah, but Nico DiCapelli is having none of that. His organization, World Designs Ltd., has sent him to an old inn, The Kámen, in the bucolic countryside of Czechoslovakia to shadow the elusive and mysterious Sylvia Duncan, and to intercept the museum pieces. A fine plan, but as it turns out, the countryside is not so bucolic after all. The colonel turns up dead, and suddenly Nico finds himself as the next target.