Two children have been murdered. When a third is discovered – the tortured body of ten-year-old Ted Lister – the Home Counties police are compelled to escalate their search for the killer, and Operation Huntsman is intensified. Meanwhile, a new master arrives at Trenchard House School. Kenneth Manifold, a man with a penchant for discipline, keeps a close eye on the boys, particularly Jared Sacher, son of the Israeli ambassador.
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Born in Lincolnshire, England, Michael Francis Gilbert graduated in law from the University of London in 1937. He first spent some time teaching at a prep school, which was followed by six years serving with the Royal Horse Artillery. During World War II he was captured following service in North Africa and Italy, and his prisoner-of-war experiences later led to the writing of the acclaimed novel Death in Captivity in 1952. After the war, Gilbert worked as a solicitor in London, but his writing continued throughout his legal career. In addition to novels, he wrote stage plays and scripts for radio and television. He is, however, best remembered for his novels, which have been described as witty and meticulously plotted espionage and police procedural thrillers, but which exemplify realism. Much of Michael Gilbert’s writing was done on the train as he traveled from home to his office in London.Review:
"One of the best detective writers to appear since the war." (BBC)
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