Foreign correspondent Mike Delano barely escapes with his life from jihadists in Iraq, only to plunge into the sleazy world of tabloid journalism – seduced by fame, money and power. He falls in love with Rachel, the married daughter of his employer, criminal media tycoon Lord Maxwell Rothenberg. When Lord Max discovers their affair – and that his daughter is pregnant – the two men become mortal enemies, a conflict that can end only when one of them is dead.
Honey Trap pulls back the curtain on the vicious media competition to strip the private lives of stars bare. It looks behind the scenes at how ruthless reporters build up superstars, only to humiliate and destroy them. Rothenberg is a media baron who provokes enemies from all sides. They become Delano's enemies, too, when they threaten Rachel. Along the way, Delano and Rachel run afoul of Middle Eastern terrorists and Colombian cocaine gangsters. The action moves from London to Hollywood to Colombia – and a yacht and submarine encounter in the Caribbean.
Mike struggles to rescue the woman he loves from her tyrannical father, and survive attacks by assassins, terrorists, and drug cartels. He comes out on top professionally, but his success brings heartbreak.