Publication: Mantle, 2011, London
First edition. Signed and lined by the author. Author's first novel. Fine in dust jacket. Ten years ago, journalist Ben Webster had his investigation into a corrupt Russian business in Kazakhstan crushed. Now employed by a private London intelligence agency, Webster’s interest is piqued when a client asks him to expose the dealings of shadowy Russian oligarch Konstantin Malin. Before long Webster finds himself fixated by Malin and his front man Richard Lock. But how far is he willing to risk the well-being of his family? And that of Lock himself? Meanwhile Lock finds himself under pressure to explain to the world how he came to be one of Russia’s largest investors. When one of Malin’s former protégées is found dead after meeting with Webster, Lock begins to realize that he too may be at risk. Desperate to seek a haven with the wife he lost years before, Lock realizes that he must now take action. Against a background of Moscow, London and Berlin a journey of impossible decisions begins.
Inventory Number: 33366