The Ambassador is Missing – An Alex Boyd Thriller
It’s More Nonstop Action when RSO Alex Boyd Arrives at the US Embassy in Rome. In the sequel to Death in Pakistan, Regional Security Officer Alex Boyd arrives in Rome expecting a comfortable assignment after the terrorist violence in Pakistan where he almost lost his life. On his first day in Italy, he’s caught in the crossfire during a bank robbery where he saves the life of a grateful Italian VIP. Alex’s new Embassy boss despises him for an old grievance, and his girlfriend, Rachel, is running hot and cold.
When terrorists kidnap the Ambassador and his wife, Alex swings into full-on action. He must maneuver through a maze of State Department bureaucratic incompetence and interference from the FBI, dodge bullets during police raids, and confront lying officials within the Embassy staff. After two weeks of being held in a filthy basement, the Ambassador is ill and running out of life-saving medicine. With the FBI and State Department arguing with the Italians over how to deal with the crisis, Alex leads the way with the Italian police in a bold attempt to rescue the Ambassador and his wife while they are still alive.
About Mel Harrison (The Villages, Florida Author)
After graduating from the University of Maryland with a degree in Economics, Mel Harrison joined the US Department of State Foreign Service, spending the majority of his career in the Diplomatic Security Service.
Over the next 28 years, he served in American embassies as either a Special Agent/Regional Security officer or Economic Officer in Saigon, Quito, Rome, London (twice), Islamabad, and Seoul. While in Islamabad, as the Senior Regional Security Officer, he won both the State Department Award for Valor, and its worldwide Regional Security Officer of the Year Award.
Following government retirement, Mel spent ten years in corporate security and consulting work with assignments often taking him throughout Latin America and the Middle East.
Mel met his wife, Irene, while both served in Quito. Irene, a Foreign Service Management Specialist, and Mel married in Rome, beginning their lifelong love of travel and all things Italian.
They now reside in Florida.