Code Name Cadillac or GMJ 14 follows on Code Name Missa 72 or GMJ 13. In fact it takes place a few days after and continue the fascinating story of the rescue of Mark Sithole. It shows how complex the world of espionage is when politicians start interfering and fearing what a defector like Mark Sithole can reveal about their own shenanigans in the past. Many a double or penetration spy had been caught because of defectors and in history this is interesting, if you wish to know what happened, look at all the archives, not only one country’s but all of those involved. That is how the truth is uncovered, you get the truth from the other side, not your own.
In Code Name Cadillac, Mark Sithole has to be smuggled out of South Africa before he is killed and under what is known as false flag operations. That is in order to do something so that everyone believes someone else did it. In casu Foxtrot & Geelslang under Angelique’s direct instructions plan and conduct the operation to let MI6 take the blame and fallout, something they are not displeased with. Later on the Third Anglo Boer War breaks out between Angelique Dawson and Sir John, the MI6 representative for reasons which are revealed in the book which are 307 printed pages long. For a Kindle, probably close to 400. They do seem to get longer, the GMJ Books. Why I would not know for they are not planned meticulously, I just type them and the rest, as they say is history. It depends on the story and as always it is complicated, betrayals, surprising endings and nonstop action. We also reveal how Foxtrot and gang discovered what would later become the Ukuthula Ranch featuring in most books, the place where they retire to in Northern Mozambique.
The best moment in the book? Well there are a few, Angelique cheating Foxtrot out of half the bet he won during Code Name Missa 72 (yeah, who would have thought she would do that, lol) but for me, at the end of the book, Mark Sithole makes a speech, I suppose, where he explains Rhodesia and the UDI and their complex relationship with their former Head of State, Queen Elizabeth II to Sir John. It is frankly something to read and I well remember standing there on the side listening to it. That is a good moment.
The cover is of Niassa Province in Northern Mozambique where the story plays off and the Gripen fighter jets feature in the book. The rest you have to read yourself and I hope you enjoy it.