A new thriller from the bestselling author of Fire Hawk, The Lucifer Network, and The Burma Legacy.An idyllic summer vacation in north London came to an abrupt and shocking end on September 14, 1948 when Tom Sedley‘«÷s sister was brutally murdered in woodland near their home. A tramp was arrested for the crime but for the young boy it was the end of childhood and the beginning of a lifelong search to discover what had happened that late summer day.Marcus Warwick was Tom‘«÷s neighbour and best friend but the murder changed their relationship forever: suspicion clouded Tom‘«÷s mind and they drifted apart. Two years later both met again in the chaos of the Korean War where Warwick was an officer and Sedley a humble radio man. Both had to acknowledge a gulf of distrust and class had opened between them. Their new relationship was tested in the savagery of the combat that swept up and down the peninsula that first winter. When Tom and Marcus met again it was in combat and it soon became apparent that the one could barely trust the other with his life.The bitterness of what they experienced scarred them for the rest of their lives. Only years later when Tom stumbled across his sister‘«÷s secret diary do the events of 1948 once more leap into sharp focus and allow him to seek final justice for her murder.From the Hardcover edition.
Published: November 21, 2005