Who would sever a tongue from a living mouth? Or kill a pathetic, homeless old man? Or frighten a young doctor into silence? The questions are piling up, and Doug McHarg can't stop asking them, even when he's warned off his inquiries by his boss in the local police force, by Scotland Yard, and by increasingly professional death-threats. The pattern that emerges is that of a shadowy, immensely powerful organization, with a reach that extends to the White House and the English throne. And all that stands against them is the implacable McHarg, one discontented copper with little left to lose.
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Hill has won both Britain's CWA Gold Dagger Award (for best mystery of the year) and Cartier Diamond Dagger Award (for lifetime achievement in mystery fiction), as well as an Anthony Award, a Barry Award, three Edgar Award nominations, and a Macavity Award. His books appear on many lists of the 100 best mysteries of the 20th century.Review:
Hill "may be our finest living crime writer" --[London] Sunday Telegraph
"The characters are a treat and the storytelling delivered with charm, irony, and laid-back savvy." --Kirkus
"An exciting page turner, literate and clever" --Library Journal
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