'Massie's evocation of France on the brink of the invasion is vivid and convincing, and this fine novel, set in a period of moral turmoil, introduces a humane and memorable detective' --Sunday Times
'The plot Massie lays before his readers is so satisfyingly complex that you'd be best off reading the book in one sitting; it is so well written that you'll probably find yourself doing that anyway. Thought-provoking, fast-paced and gripping throughout, it is the work of a natural storyteller at the height of his powers' --Scotsman
'Remarkable' --Literary Review
About the Author
Allan Massie is the author of twenty novels including the critically acclaimed World War II trilogy: A Question of Loyalties, The Sins of the Father, and Shadows of Empire. He read History at Cambridge and, as a political and literary journalist, has contributed to most national newspapers including The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Scotsman and The Spectator.