As the long night of war looms, a killer emerges.
Named by the Daily Telegraph as one of 'Fifty Crime Writers to Read Before You Die' and selected by Time magazine as one of 'Six Detective Series to Savour,' Lawton's work has earned him comparisons to John le Carre and Alan Furst. Lawton lives in a remote hilltop village in Derbyshire.
One of the joys of reviewing crime fiction is that now and then one
comes across . . . an author whose writing sets pulses racing and
the jaded responses tingling. . . I entreat you, dear reader, to
search out John Lawton and cherish him to your bosom, for he is
truly an original. * Irish Times *
Smart and gracefully written . . . It has been Lawton's achievement to capture, in first-rate popular fiction, the courage and drama -- and the widespread tomorrow-we-may-die exuberance -- of that terrible and thrilling moment in twentieth-century history. * Washington Post *