Farran At Bay



Jerusalem 1947. A Jewish teenager is spotted handing out anti-British propaganda. Witnesses report him being bustled into a car by armed men speaking English. He is never seen again.

Within hours a senior British police officer, a decorated war hero and SAS pioneer, has stolen a car and driven across the Syrian frontier. The disappearance of Alexander Rubowitz and the flight of Major Roy Farran is soon being reported in the Jewish and American press. Britain's precarious post-war control of Palestine depends upon Inspector Bellamy's investigation into the case. But how can he achieve justice for young Alexander without threatening the Empire?

'Farran At Bay' is a hard-edged thriller by Hugh Costello based upon a scandal that blighted the final days of Britain's thirty year control of the Holy Land. It is inspired by real events, but scenes and characters have been created for dramatic effect.