Invasion: The new Luke Carlton Thriller

Frank Gardner has been the BBC’s Security Correspondent since 2002. In 2004, while filming in Saudi Arabia, he was ambushed by terrorists, shot multiple times and left for dead. He survived and returned to active news reporting within a year.

Frank will discuss both his career and his acclaimed series of bestselling thrillers, including his new novel Invasion. It’s 2024, and China is massing troops on its coast across the Strait from Taiwan. This time it looks like they’re serious about invasion. But Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service has an agent in play: someone close to the top of the Chinese Communist Party and who’s ready to pass on vital secrets that could defuse the escalating situation. As the handover takes place in a Hong Kong back street cafe, the agent’s MI6 handler is snatched before she can transmit the data back to London and disappears.



12 Jul 2024




Buxton Opera House

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  • Fri 12 Jul 2024 12.30pm - 1.30pm Book