The tall, dark and lovely Fanny Dinmont arrives at her weekend cottage late one night to find a murdered man on her sitting-room floor. Even more puzzling, Fanny recognizes him from a chance meeting that day in the London office of Sir Stafford Williams, head of the secretive business empire TROD. The mystery deepens when the body disappears. Fanny finds herself surrounded by suspects - the powerful Sir Stafford himself; his sinister misogynist deputy, Ian Ramsey; Fanny's bitter ex-husband and the unpredictable American Gaylord Poyntz. With her life in danger, Fanny's only hope is the surprising secret that the great TROD empire must now yield.--This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
Jane McLoughlin is an author and journalist. She went to 11 schools in England and graduated from Trinity College Dublin. She has published 10 psychological thrillers and several non-fiction books associated with her specializations as a journalist on British national newspapers-- women's issues, and industry/politics.
She wrote her first full-length novel at age 13, and has never wanted to do anything else. She went into journalism to learn as much as possible about what makes people tick and how they behave under extreme stress; and because it enabled her to ask searching personal questions not possible in ordinary circumstances. She has covered the Troubles in Northern Ireland, climbed to the Base Camp on Everest, been hi-jacked on an internal flight in Ethiopia, and conversed with many of the most significant and inspirational people in our society over the last thirty years.