Richard Eusden is on his way to work in London one unremarkable winter morning when he is intercepted by his ex-wife, Gemma. She has sad news of his old friend, her other ex-husband, Marty Hewitson. Marty is dying, but needs a favour done for him - now, today, at once. Eusden reluctantly agrees and sets off on what should be a simple errand. But soon it turns into a race for life, his and Marty's, across Belgium, Germany and Denmark and on into the Nordic heart of a mystery that somehow connects Marty's long dead grandfather, Clem Hewitson, an Isle of Wight police officer, with the tragic fate of the Russian Royal Family. Eusden discovers to his dismay that he can trust no-one, not even an old and dying friend, in a battle for survival with those who are determined to steal the secret they believe he and Marty hold - and will kill for it if they have to. Every move Eusden makes threatens to be a step into disaster. But move he must - in pursuit of the truth, on the heels of history. It is his only hope.
- Paperback | 480 pages
- 108 x 178 x 32mm | 240.4g
- 23 Nov 2009
- Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Corgi Books
- London, United Kingdom
About Robert Goddard
Robert Goddard was born in Hampshire and read History at Cambridge. His first novel, Past Caring, was an instant bestseller. Since then his books have captivated readers worldwide with their edge-of-the-seat pace and their labyrinthine plotting. His first Harry Barnett novel, Into the Blue, was winner of the first WHSmith Thumping Good Read Award and was dramatized for TV, starring John Thaw.
"Sure to have the reader unable to leave the armchair until every page has been turned. A fantastically engaging read" Waterstones Books Quarterly "Goddard writes and plots with accurate, correct precision; you feel he knows every setting and was witness to every scene" Literary Review "Fast-paced and full of twists, it's an involving page-turner" Choice "Robert Goddard is the master of mystery, and in his latest novel he proves just how good he is at getting a reader hooked...This is Goddard at his best and will keep his legions of fans happy and eager for more" Peterborough Evening Telegraph "This is pulse-racing stuff, delivered with all the panache that we have come to expect from Goddard" Good Book Guide
"Sure to have the reader unable to leave the armchair until every page has been turned. A fantastically engaging read" Waterstones Books Quarterly