Bannerman has settled in the gated community of Greens Farm Estates
in Westport, CT. He has with him a select group of friends, all
former assassins, known as Bannerman's Ghosts because they are believed
to be dead. They are trying to live normal lives, but will bring
their "talents" to protect their friends if threatened.
is being pressured by Artemus Bourne to locate Elizabeth Stride,
the Black Angel. Bourne is an entrepreneur who has control of nations
and politicians. He has a pharmaceutical facility in Angola which
is manufacturing a virulent vaccine which he has used to control
rival factions in Africa. He will use Elizabeth as a pawn in one
of his ventures.
a former assassin, has made a life for herself on Hilton Head Island,
S.C., but is forced to flee to Bannerman's sanctuary when she is
a race to force Bourne to divulge the antidote to the vaccine he
has let loose before there are mass deaths.
well-developed plot is compelling in its ramifications about the
use of vaccines and the means taken to circumvent them. The use
of these by unscrupulous individuals is riveting. There is much
information about the use of vaccines and their effects on humans.
rich in detail about the cruelty, sadism and cannibalism of the
leaders of the various factions in Africa. The scenes of attacks
on opponents are graphic and terrifying.