Fiction

Target Britain

Publication date: 27/03/2019

Fiction

Target Britain

Now available in paperback

Target Britain straddles two worlds – the violent jihadists in Pakistan and the security state in the UK. Starting with a drone attack on suspected Islamist militants taking refuge in a desert village in Pakistan, Target Britain follows the story of London minicab driver Jaz Khan. The murder of Jaz’s brother, and the mutilation of his body by soldiers gathering his DNA, sets off a fast-paced contest between Jaz and the British state.

The book shows what drives a young Pakistani living in London to feel so angry about the UK that he sets out on a one-man mission of destruction. Bennett-Jones reveals a scenario of how one well-trained, dedicated, lone-wolf terrorist could overcome the elaborate defenses of Britain’s intelligence and security agencies. By using simple, but devastatingly effective, evasion methods to get around technologies such as CCTV and automatic number plate recognition, Jaz Khan shows how vulnerable Britain is.

Reviews of Target Britain

Target Britain is a tightly-paced, crisply-written thriller which benefits from rich and authentic background detail as it pulls together all strands of the war on terror. It's bang up to date and you can't stop turning the pages.

Michael Palin, Python and adventurer

A great read. A brilliant but worrying expose on just how vulnerable Britain could be to a terrorist attack.

John Yates, former Head of Counter Terrorism at Scotland Yard