by Bill James
£15 – 1899344721
198mm x 127mm hardback
FIRST IN A BRILLIANT NEW SERIES FROM THE CREATOR OF HARPUR & ILES
Simon Abelard – black ‘redbrick’ graduate from Cardiff’s dockland – was recruited by British Intelligence to be a spy. But since the Berlin Wall came down he finds that he’s working as a glorified cop.
Then Abelard is given the dangerous job of ‘bringing back’ a colleague who’s changed sides. But Julian Bowling has not defected to the Russians, the Chinese or the Iraqis. Instead, he took advantage of his security service training to become a big time crook. Now, he’s taken millions of dollars belonging to the crooked syndicate he helped create, and the ruthless drug-dealers he robbed are after his blood.
As the bodies begin to pile up, Abelard finds himself fighting not only for his own life, but for the lives of his loved ones.
Praise for Bill James
“Bill James is British mystery fiction’s finest prose stylist” – Peter Guttridge, The Observer
“Bill James can write, and then some” – Chris Petit, The Guardian
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