November 1956. The world is in turmoil. While the Suez Crisis and
the Hungarian Uprising boil away in the background, Lennox has more
immediate concerns, like getting his personal life, and his
business, back on track. So, when a woman comes into Lennox's
office and hires him to follow her husband, whom she suspects of
leading a double life, it seems the perfect case. Straightforward,
typical - if a little sordid - and most of all, legal. But as he
begins to dig deeper, Lennox realizes that this is no ordinary case
of marital infidelity. He finds himself caught by the police in a
room with a dead body; pursued by shadowy members of the
intelligence community; and once more a target of the Three Kings,
the crime bosses who between them run Glasgow's underworld.
Lennox must again draw on the violent, war-damaged part of his
personality that he has tried to keep buried, in order to
'a masterful blend of grit and gangsters, overlaid with humour that's sharper than a 50's flick knife on the streets of this mean city' Daily Record. 'fast paced, with plenty of action; an intelligent thriller' Eurocrime. 'The fourth instalment of the Lennox series is Craig Russell's best yet ... a brilliant addition to an excellent series that is getting seriously addictive with every instalment' Crimesquad.
Craig Russell served for several years as a police officer in Scotland, before becoming an advertising copywriter and later creative director. He has been translated into 23 languages, and his Lennox and Jan Fabel series have both been highly acclaimed. He lives in Scotland.