Richard Eusden is on his way to work in London one unremarkable winter morning when he is intercepted by his ex-wife, Gemma. She has sad news of his old friend, Marty Hewitson. Marty is dying, but needs a favour done for him at once.Eusden reluctantly agrees and sets off on what should be a simple errand. But soon it turns into a race for life, his and Marty�s, across Belgium, Germany and Denmark and on into the Nordic heart of a mystery that somehow connects Marty�s long dead grandfather, Clem Hewitson, an Isle of Wight police officer, with the tragic fate of the Russian Royal Family.Eusden discovers to his dismay that he can trust no-one, not even an old and dying friend, in a battle for survival with those who are determined to steal the secret they believe he and Marty hold � and will kill for it if they have to.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Published: November 23, 2009