Thomas Mogford read Modern Languages at Oxford University and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Law from City University, London. He works for ITV Sport as a translator and reporter on the UEFA Champions League. Shadow of the Rock, the first book in the series, was published in 2012 and his short fiction has appeared in The Field magazine, Litro and Notes from the Underground. An early work featuring Spike Sanguinetti reached the semi-finals of the 2008 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award and was referred to by Publishers Weekly as 'an exotic, addictive mystery. Thomas Mogford is married and lives in London.
"[A] hard-hitting, no-holds-barred novel that will leave readers panting for the next installment." --Kirkus Reviews "Mogford's superbly plotted thriller is just as riveting as his debut. Hang on for twists, layers of deception, and unexpected betrayals." --Library Journal "[The] second installment in Mogford's captivating series...Spike Sanguinetti is a younger, sexier, unmarried but still sensitive version of Donna Leon's Guido Brunetti, and his adventures may eventually attract a Leon-size audience." --Booklist "Engaging" --Publishers Weekly "[B]riskly paced and thrilling...Readers should greatly anticipate the next installment in this series." --Mystery Scene Magazine