A Dying Light

A Dying Light

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At his funeral the bells of the church were rung open rather than half-muffled, as is usual for the dead. Kate Lockhart has come with corporate leaders, ministers and intelligence chiefs to a beautiful town in the Welsh Marches to mourn her soul mate, David Eyam, the brightest government servant of his generation. All that remains of Eyam are the burnt fragments of a man killed far from home in a devastating explosion. But Eyam has left a devastating legacy and certain members of the congregation on that bitterly cold March day are desperate to suppress it. A group of locals come to feel the full weight of the state's determination. Kate Lockhart, now a Mergers and Acquisitions lawyer from Manhattan but a former SIS officer in Indonesia is equal to Eyam's legacy . She becomes the focus of the state's paranoiac power and leads the local resistance to it, with all the cunning of her former trade, directed from beyond the grave by Eyam. The state is no match for the genius of the dead.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 152 x 232 x 32mm | 539.77g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Export ed
  • 0752876384
  • 9780752876382

About Henry Porter

Henry Porter has written for most national broadsheet newspapers. He contributes commentary and reportage to the GUARDIAN, OBSERVER, EVENING STANDARD and SUNDAY TELEGRAPH. He is the British editor of VANITY FAIR, and lives in London with his wife and two daughters.show more

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