The master of the action-packed thriller is at the top of his form in his new novel, set in the murky twilight world where crime, fanaticism and politics combine in an enthralling story of suspense and terror. Thee carnage of the Yorkshire safe house shocks even the jaded intelligence operatives who have to put the local police off the scent. Three men -- one in a wheelchair-have been butchered and another operative has disappeared, along with the man they were guarding.
The first shock for Peter Ashton is that his wife is the one who found the bodies, and could have been the next victim -- but there is worse to come. Ashton's former lover, the ruthlessly ambitious Jill Sheridan, is covering up something about the man who has disappeared and the woman who made it possible. And Jill's secrets have always been lethally dangerous for Ashton.