State sponsored murder, international covert surveillance and counter-terrorism. Ambitious young TV journalist John Bradley discovers the biggest story of his career. Putting his life and people close to him in danger, he embarks on a perilous journey into the dark heart of the British state. A fast-moving conspiracy thriller. Gladio is set in the 1980s during the cold war, miners’ strike and peace camps. Twenty years later, John Bradley becomes entangled again in a final desperate struggle. Operation Gladio was the code name for an undercover organisation set up in post-war western Europe sponsored by the CIA. Under the pretext of combating communism and left wing terrorism, Gladio carried out arm’s-length assassinations and acts of terrorism. The British Government always denied the existence of Gladio cells in Britain but… A fast-moving political thriller.