Shadows Beneath the Long White Cloud
Richard V Frankland
When a North Korean deep-sea trawler runs aground on the shores of Okinawa, what is found onboard links it to possible illegal gold smuggling.
On being shown a partial SatPhone message, British intelligence services suspect there may be a connection between the trawler's cargo and the disappearance of the UK prime minister's niece whilst she was in New Zealand conducting research for her doctorate in geophysics.
With little information and only the unfinished SatPhone message to go on, SIS agent Ian Vaughan finds himself grasping at straws in a needle in a haystack search in a vast remote mountainous area of New Zealand's South Island.