The State Within
A flight explodes in mid-air during take off near Washington DC. Later that day, as a shocked capital struggles to come to terms with the disaster, a diplomatic catastrophe envelops the British Embassy. A cat's cradle of tangled affinities and conflicting interests unfolds, told through interlinking stories, as British Ambassador Mark Brydon slowly realises that he is being played by an invisible puppeteer of great power. A tightly plotted conspiracy thriller about the limits of diplomacy in a world where government has abdicated responsibility for war.