Praised for their riveting, ingenious plot twists, John Lawton's series of espionage thrillers featuring Chief Inspector Frederick Troy of Scotland Yard have an uncanny ability to place readers in the thick of history.
Now an old flame has returned to Troy's life: Kitty Stilton, wife of an American presidential hopeful. Private eye Joey Rork has been hired to make sure Kitty's amorous liaisons with a rat pack crooner don't ruin her husband's political career. But he also wants to know why Kitty has been spotted with Danny Ryan, whose twin brothers, in addition to owning one of London's hottest jazz clubs, are said to have inherited the crime empire of fallen mobster Alf Marx. Before Rork can find out, he meets a gruesome end. And he isn't the only one: bodies have started turning up around London, dismembered in the same bizarre and horrifying way. Is it possible that the blood trail leads back to Troy's own police force and into Troy's own forgotten past?
This compulsively readable thriller finds one of our most able storytellers at the height of his game.
About the Author
John Lawton has spent most of his life working in his favorite environment: underwater. As a commercial and nuclear diver, he has traveled the world, made interesting friends, and had amazing adventures. Deep Sea Amputee: the Life and Times of John Lawton is his story. Today, John owns and operates Underwater Nuclear Services, headquartered in Fort Pierce, Florida, still serving customers worldwide on all aspects of underwater work in nuclear environments. When not helping the world solve its underwater nuclear issues, you can find John tuna fishing off Cape Cod or fishing for sailfish off the Atlantic Coast of Florida with family and friends.
Lewis Hancock is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.
Anchored by Troy's fundamental decency-bruised and jaded, he's still an improbable romantic-and by smart, brittle prose from Lawton.
-- "Kirkus Reviews"
Lawton writes with such style, intelligence, irreverence, political sophistication, and keen understanding of the the strengths, weaknesses, and glorious eccentricities of his fellow Brits.
-- "Washington Post"
-- "Publishers Weekly, praise for the series"