The murder of a media moghul in his country mansion appears to be the result of him disturbing a gang of would-be thieves.
The robbers are swiftly caught, but when they are unexpectedly moved to a different prison they escape.
Back in Edinburgh, a young solicitor reveals to the press that one of the subjects had left a letter with her some time before the break-in which proves his innocence.
Jack Parlabane, journo-extraordinaire, is intrigued, but when he approaches the lawyer he discovers someone else is trying to get near her - someone with evil intent, political connections of the highest order and a corrupt agenda.
Fast-moving, blackly humorous and intriguingly credible.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 30/05/1998
- Category: Thriller / suspense
- ISBN: 9780349109305