The fifth part of the acclaimed William Dougal crime series, from the bestselling author of The American Boy and The Ashes of London.
Rod Lorton wants revenge. After his wife's death, he discovers unsavoury truths about her and her former employer, PR chief Ivor Newley.
Called in to investigate Lorton's new-found enemy, private detective William Dougal uncovers a weakness to exploit: Newley's rare collection of coins, coins that would leave Newley susceptible to blackmail if the collection were to disappear . . .
That was the plan. But the outcome throws up something far more sinister and infinitely more dangerous than Dougal could have expected. For instead of being met with a bundle of cash when he arrives to seal the deal, the only payment Dougal is faced with is a corpse.
Andrew Taylor is the prizewinning and bestselling author of crime novels that include the William Dougal series, the Lydmouth series and the ground-breaking Roth Trilogy, as well as historical crime novels The American Boy and The Anatomy of Ghosts. He lives with his wife in the Forest of Dean, on the borders of England and Wales. To find out more, visit Andrew's website, www.andrew-taylor.co.uk or follow him on Twitter, twitter.com/andrewjrtaylor.