Frank Delaney displays his storytelling skills at their most elegant and compelling in this twisting psychological thriller – an unforgettable journey into obsessive love and the modern legacy of past evil.
Architect Nicholas Newman – hero of The Amethysts and Pearl – has set aside the wild days of his youth, and married the frail and intense Claire. To overcome her own troubled history, Claire immerses herself in the campaign to reclaim properties stolen from Jews by the Nazis. Newman is determined to protect his vulnerable new wife, but when he agrees to help out old flame Ruby, a nightclub owner and singer, he is hurled into something more dangerous than he could ever imagine.
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‘The story is many-layered… interspersed with moments of violent action and literary images. Frank Delaney has combined passion and suspense with a serious underlying theme. THIS IS A VERY SUPERIOR THRILLER’
‘An extravagant plot that leads Newman – and the highly entertained reader – all over Europe. Vividly drawn, each confrontation challenges Newman to choose between bravery and cowardice… The storytelling is pacy and the descriptions meticulous’
‘An atmosphere of tension and threat… aficionados will slip comfortably into Delaney’s world of wealth, passion and constantly unravelling sinister secrets’
Novelist, broadcaster and journalist Frank Delaney was born in Tipperary, Ireland. His non-fiction works embrace James Joyce, John Betjeman, Boswell and Johnson, the European Middle Ages and the Celtic civilizations. He has lived in Britain for twenty years, where he broadcasts frequently.
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Book Description Harper Collins, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 000651491X