Horton and Cantelli are called to a nursing home where an elderly resident, suffering from dementia, claims she's been attacked by an intruder. Horton is ready to dismiss it as senile ramblings until he discovers that her room-mate has died, the dead woman's belongings are missing and her son, convicted for armed robbery, has been found dead in his cell. As if this isn't enough, Horton also has to deal with a series of threatening telephone calls to a television personality, and a mother's conviction that her son's death on Christmas Eve was no accident. Soon, to his surprise, Horton finds he is caught up in a complex investigation that has far-reaching international implications. With the pressure on to find a killer, and hampered by his belief that his bosses are lying to him, Horton discovers that he's stepped into a web of intrigue, deception and corruption that stretches back into the past.
Pauline Rowson is the author of the contemporary crime novels featuring the flawed and rugged DI Andy Horton which have been hailed as the 'Best of British Crime Fiction,' and have received critical acclaim in the UK and USA. She is also author of the award winning thriller In Cold Daylight, which was voted by the public as their third best read in an online poll for World Book Day 2008 and of In for the Kill a compelling crime novel about identity theft, fraud and murder. Pauline Rowson's crime novels have an International readership and have been translated into several languages including Chinese. Her novels are set against the backdrop of the ever changing sea on the South Coast of England, in the Solent area, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight. She lives in Hampshire and in addition to being a crime author, Pauline is an entertaining and inspirational public speaker and gives many talks about her crime novels and her writing career. Pauline was longlisted for the prestigious Dagger in the Library Award 2008.