Corporal Peter James Hawke loved his women, but a liasion with the wife of an RAF squadron leader led to him being court martialled. After serving his 28 day sentence in a naval prison, Hawke opted to be discharged from the Royal Marines and was offered a new career in 'special duties'. It would involve travelling the world, providing protection but also creating a substantial risk to his welfare. Will Hawke survive kidnapping, imprisonment and being buried alive? Will his womanising bring him more trouble? Will he ever return to a comventional lifestyle and settle down? Crown Assassin is a story full of excitement, fear and deception.