“Set in the 50’s, I found that this story gave me a nostalgic feeling, having grown up in a family that enjoyed tv series such as Z Cars and Softly Softly. The characters are easy to get to know, and I particularly liked the references to a real-life gangster from that era. A well researched story, I read the first 80 or so pages in one sitting – a good sign for me! I really enjoyed it – perfect to curl up with on a cold, rainy afternoon. I hope this is the first of many to come.” -Amazon Reviewer
1950s England: the hunt is on for an opportunistic thief whose risk-taking for personal gain has left a trail of deceit, lies and one death.
Detective Chief Inspector Brookland leads a determined team of police investigators, but with no clue who they seek or who his accomplices are, they can do little beyond following the fallout from his schemes, as his actions impact those around him. Worse still, they have little evidence to put before a court, that they might bring justice to the dead. Furthermore, Brookland is under increasing pressure from the top brass to solve the case.
Eventually, they put together a risky plan of their own to get at the truth, and it all depends on the nerve of one detective.
He has just one hour to act before their murderer evades them, probably forever.