Brilliantly evoking the intrigue of the Cold War and 1950s London, John Lawton's thrilling sequel to BLACK OUT takes Inspector Fred Troy deep into the rotten heart of MI6, the distant days of his childhood, and the dangerous arms of an old flame, Larissa Tosca, late of the US Army, later still of the KGB. It is April 1956, and an official visit to Britain by Soviet leaders is unexpectedly interrupted when a mutilated body is found under the hull of their ship in Portsmouth harbour. Is the dead man a Royal Navy diver or the corpse of Arnold Cockerell, a furniture salesman with a mysterious source of income? As the mystery deepens, the inexplicable murders continue, leading Troy to an unforgettable discovery.
- Paperback | 512 pages
- 129 x 198 x 30mm | 340g
- 02 Oct 2008
- Orion Publishing Co
- Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- London, United Kingdom
About John Lawton
John Lawton has spent the last ten years making television programmes, mostly for Channel 4, and editing volumes of H. G. Wells' work. He is the author of the Detective Sergeant Troy series of crime novels. He lives in Derbyshire.