William Dougal is blackmailed into doing a job for his old adversary James Hanbury. All he has to do is keep an eye on Dr Vertag, the leader of a lunatic fringe survival group. But he has hardly started when the barman who tried to warn him off is murdered.
Suddenly, Zelda appears from Dougal's murky past, just as suddenly she is kidnapped from his flat. His natural desire to rescue her plunges him into a maelstrom of criminal activities.
The shadow of James Hanbury hangs over everything. Like truth itself, Hanbury is rarely pure and never simple . . .
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A top-notch suspense novel . . . bears comparison with the work of Eric Ambler and Graham Greene. ( Publishers Weekly)
'A top-notch suspense novel...bears comparison with the work of Eric Ambler and Graham Greene.' ( Publishers Weekly)
'Tense and funny' (Booklist)
Tense and funny (Booklist)
A wry, sly romp . . . a deftly-crafted, hilarious, frightening and macabre tale (Washington Book Review)
'A wry, sly romp...a deftly-crafted, hilarious, frightening and macabre tale' (Washington Book Review)
Andrew Taylor is a master storyteller (Daily Telegraph)
Andrew Taylor is one of the most interesting, if not the most interesting novelist writing crime in England today (Harriet Waugh, Spectator)
The second book in the acclaimed William Dougal crime series, from Richard & Judy bestselling author and CWA Dagger winner, Andrew Taylor.
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