Set in Morocco and the UK, a story of espionage, veiled truths and retribution; and how the sins of our forebears haunt the generations of the present.
1936. Newlyweds Beatrice and Gerard Le Tourneau leave France for Morocco and a new life of wine and roses. They are later joined by Beatrice’s widowed sister who marries an expatriate dignitary. As WW2 unfolds and pollutes, the lives of the sisters, their spouses and the locals become entwined with devastating results.
Oxford 2002. Nicholas Budgeon, a successful publisher and retired Special Branch detective, learns of his ex-wife’s suicide. He too finds himself in Morocco, retracing the paths of her ancestors in an effort to uncover the truth behind the atrocities that have visited his family.
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Praise for Daniel Easterman’s writing:
‘There are shades of Graham Greene in the climate of brooding terror which Easterman conjures so very nicely.’ Independent
‘He can weave a web of suspense, laced with historical and mythological references that bait the imagination, satisfactorily embroidered with bullet holes and bloodshed.’ The Times
‘An accomplished writer.’ New Statesman
‘A master of spooky suspense and of the chapter cliffhanger.’ ScotsmanFrom the Back Cover:
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NIGHT OF THE SEVENTH DARKNESS
"There are shades of Graham Greene in the climate of brooding terror which Easterman conjures so very nicely."
NAME OF THE BEAST
"One of the most provocative thriller writers around. Easterman's skilful prose weaves an unsettling spell here from page one."
THE JUDAS TESTAMENT
"Its scale is both human and fantastic, its duplicities tortuous yet veering on the credible, its protagonists cut of more than just cardboard."
DAY OF WRATH
"A blood-soaked saga of human frailty, duplicity and insanity. Guaranteed to keep you awake at night, even after you have finished it."
THE FINAL JUDGEMENT
"He can weave a web of suspense, laced with historical and mythological references that bait the imagination, satisfactorily embroidered with bullet holes and bloodshed."
"A satisfying concoction from an accomplished writer."
"A fast-paced, edge-of-the-seat yarn about the world of international espionage. Writes with a skill and panache that leaves most other practitioners of the genre standing."
'Newcastle Upon Tyne Journal'
THE JAGUAR MASK
"A master of spooky suspense and of the chapter cliffhanger."
MIDNIGHT COMES AT NOON
"This book grips all the way. One of the masters of the genre."
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Book Description Harper Collins, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0002258625