Deadly Connections (Paperback)
David McPherson, a successful, middle-aged businessman, is startled one morning when he is contacted by a radical colleague from his student days, John Dempsey, who reminds him of his participation in a failed plot to disrupt a political meeting thirty years earlier. David, having been the only person to escape detection, feels pressured by the implicit, unspoken threat of being exposed, to assist Dempsey in an unspecified operation near the Scottish parliament.
David's anxiety is magnified when he learns of his daughter's association with a student group campaigning for independence, suspecting the organisation has more sinister, undeclared motives.
Despite his reluctance, the possibility of his past coming to light, with its potentially ruinous implications for himself and his family, impel him to go along with Dempsey's operation, a decision which has unforeseen consequences for everyone involved.