Rich with intricate plotting and writing of stunning originality - a seductive debut thriller from an elegant new master.
For more than twenty-five years, Paul Eddy has been writing about intrigue as one of the London Sunday Times's principal investigative reporters. Some things, however, cannot be put in a newspaper....
An exceptionally talented undercover policewoman, Grace Flint nearly dies in a botched sting operation. Months later, physically healed but psychologically scarred, she gets an unexpected clue about her attacker, and disappears on a mission of revenge - unaware that she is about to pull the first string that will unravel a vastly complex web of international treachery, extortion, and murder. Pursuing her, using whatever clues he can find, is Harry Cohen, the former chief legal adviser to the British Security Services, who has been drawn back in as an impartial outsider because everybody is worried about Flint's safety. Or are they? Much to his surprise, he finds himself tugging on a string of his own that leads him high into governments on both sides of the Atlantic-and into a conspiracy with unexpected resonances, not only for him but for Flint. For there are many kinds of betrayal, and some of them are worse than others....
Rich with intricate plotting and writing of stunning originality and intensity, Flint is a seductive debut thriller from an elegant new master of the art.
Grace Flint has a device smaller than a packet of cigarettes that she can hide in your car, or on your boat or plane-even, if it suits her, in your briefcase that will track your precise location for the next six months.
Unless the batteries give out, or the satellite goes on the blink.
Grace Flint has a microphone the size of a shirt button, connected to a transmitter as thin as a credit card, that will relay any foolish admissions you might make to her from around the corner, or across the city, or from just about any place on earth.
Unless the lower atmosphere is dirty, or the transmitter spikes, or something else goes wrong; things that the tech boys don't like to talk about.
And even when the technology works, it can be totally irrelevant.
Grace Flint is in the stairwell of a multistory parking garage in Belgravia, with the microphone taped to the underside of her left breast and the transmitter high up inside her left thigh, secure in the knowledge that ...
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