"Bowman’s former commander – now head of a covert MI6 unit – taps him for a last-ditch, one-man rescue operation. High profile women are being wrenched from the streets of London and New York as if vanishing into air. Any agents sent to investigate turn up dead or missing. Bowman flat-out refuses the mission. Until . . . he learns the abducted women are slated for live-streamed torture and execution in a few days time: a grotesque ‘fundraiser’ for a sinister cadre known as Hades Gate."