Judas Goat: The Kennet Narrow Boat Mystery
By: Patrick Brigham (author)Paperback
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Sitting in a Lloyd Loom chair on a Narrow Boat, moored on the Kennet and Avon Canal, a dead man stares into oblivion. Who is he and what is his name? Chief Inspector Michael Lambert from Thames Valley Police Authority unravels a murder case which stretches from Reading to Bulgaria, South Africa to Belorussia, and finally Taiwan to Peru. What at first appears to be a straightforward murder is revealed to be part of an international manhunt, the result of a major arms deal which has gone horribly wrong. The story begins with the discovery of a small mobile phone on the narrow boat and ends with the murder of a Chinese shipping magnate in the streets of London. Will anyone's life be the same again and how will our provincial policeman cope with these different layers of intrigue?
Patrick Brigham has lived in the Balkans for many years and as a journalist was perfectly familiar with the chaos caused by the breakup of the Soviet Union, its many satellite countries and client states. During that time many dangerous weapons of war were indiscriminately sold to the highest bidder by certain disenfranchised military personnel and some national leaders too. The author - who was the Editor in Chief of an English Language news magazine in Sofia - was present then, and is able to give a first-hand account of the dangerous years just after the changes in 1990. Aware of the many disreputable characters that then thrived on the madness of the Balkan conflict and lived very well off other people's misery and fear, Patrick now lives peacefully in Northern Greece and writes novels for a living. But he never forgets!
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