'One of Britain's most consistently excellent crime novelist' The Times Sairey Ellis's father is writing his memoirs. As an ex-security man whose life work has been in Africa, his revelations will be explosive, blowing the lid off British and Kenyan support for Idi Amin, and exposing the degree of unofficial British connivance in Rhodesian sanctions-busting. He must be persuaded not to publish. This complex thriller from the acclaimed Reginald Hill takes a cool and pitiless look at the role of the security service, and its effect on the individuals, both innocent and knowing, who become caught up in it. Gripping, assured and perceptive in its psychology, here is a chillingly convincing portrait of the repercussions of a life of espionage.
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FIRST PUBLISHED AS A PATRICK RUELL NOVEL
'One of Britain's most consistantly excellent crime novelists' - The Times
'So far out in front that he need not bother looking over his shoulder' - Sunday Telegraph
'Read him' - London Review of BooksAbout the Author:
Reginald Hill was brought up in Cumbria, and has returned there after many years in Yorkshire. With his first crime novel, A Clubbable Woman, he was hailed as 'the crime novel's best hope' and twenty years on he has more than fulfilled that prophecy.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1997. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110006510655