Before fire fighter Jack Bartholomew can reveal the cause of his own and his colleagues’ cancer he is murdered. In a cryptic message orchestrated before his death he has left a trail of clues that will lead his friend, Adam Greene, into a labyrinth of lies, secrets and conspiracy at the highest level.
"Pauline Rowson's novels are packed with twists and turns. This is an enjoyable crime novel. Great Stuff.'
Voted third in an online poll as the most popular novel for World Book Day 2008
For Alex Albury the nightmare that destroyed his life will only end in
death; his or his tormentor’s. With its twists and turns the reader is
sucked into a frightening and totally believable world of deception,
betrayal and revenge in a highly topical story that has its roots deep
in the past.
"A change of direction at every turn. Keep notes on all the players. If you like Jeffery Deaver, you'll love this story. The best mystery I've ever read by a female author." Amazon 5* Review
"Rowson weaves terrific plots around memorable characters. Her writing is as sharp as a punch in the ribs. Attention-grabbing. Compulsive. Next one please!" Hampshire Life Magazine.
Alex Albury has it all: a successful business, a luxurious house, a family. Then one September morning the police burst into his home and arrest him. Now, three and a half years later, newly released from Camp Hill Prison on the Isle of Wight, Alex is intent on finding the man who stole his identity and framed him for fraud and embezzlement. All he knows is his name: James Andover. But who is he? Where is he? Alex embarks on his quest to track down Andover, but with the trail cold he is frustrated at every turn. Worse, he finds himself under suspicion by the police. The pressure is on and Alex has to unearth the answers and quick. But time is running out. For Alex the future looks bleak and soon he is left with the option - to kill or be killed.
"I was hooked from the first page. Rowson's thrillers are a contemporary take on the classic page-turner." Hampshire Life Magazine.