Format: Print Length
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (July 17, 2007)
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FROM THE creation through JOHN LE CARRÉ "This novel contains the superior paintings of an exceptionally proficient and maybe under-regarded British crime novelist.... What gave John Bingham his magic was once whatever we glance for in each author, too frequently in useless: an absolute command of the inner panorama of his characters, acutely saw by way of a humane yet splendidly corrosive eye." "On a recuperative journey in Italy after a motor vehicle coincidence, reporter and novelist James Compton is witness to the invention of a homicide sufferer, a lady who were touring on the similar resort. Lucy Dawson looked like a gradual outdated woman, and so the rationale for her demise unmeditated attack. but if he returns to England and makes a benign inquiry into her history, Compton gets a observe caution him to go away the previous on my own -- a observe basically written on his personal typewriter, even though his condominium indicates no signal of a break-in. not able to withstand pursuing the incomplete tale, Compton's personal research unearths a sinister aspect to Lucy Dawson and a cold-blooded conspiracy she could have helped to perpetrate whereas alive. without warning Compton reveals a deadly internet remaining in round him: threatening cellphone calls, terrifying invasions of privateness, and no means of proving to the police that anybody is dependable yet himself. within the culture of Agatha Christie and Patricia Highsmith, John Bingham's writing has earned him a spot among the good suspense writers of the 20 th century. With taut, compelling prose, a fraction of worry is an enthralling mystery through a grasp storyteller on the peak of his powers.