Amid Iceland's wild, volcanic landscape, rumours swirl of an eight-hundred-year-old manuscript inscribed with a long-lost saga about a ring of terrible power. A rediscovered saga alone would be worth a fortune, but, if the rumours can be believed, there is something much more valuable about this one. Something worth killing for. Something that will cost Professor Agnar Haraldsson his life. Untangling murder from myth is Iceland-born, Boston-raised homicide detective Magnus Jonson. Seconded to the Icelandic Police Force for his own protection after he runs afoul of a drug cartel back in Boston, Magnus also has his own reasons for returning to the country of his birth for the first time in nearly two decades - the unsolved murder of his father. And as Magnus is about to discover, the past casts a long shadow in Iceland. Binding Iceland's landscape and history, secrets and superstitions in a strikingly original plot that will span several volumes, Where the Shadows Lie is the first in a thrilling new series from an established master.
I have written the following novels:
The Fire and Ice series of crime novels featuring the Icelandic detective Magnus Jonson;
Traitor's Gate, a spy novel set in Berlin in 1938;
Eight financial thrillers, most of which are available on Kindle.
Before becoming a writer I used to work as a bond trader in the City of London. I gave up my life in finance when my first thriller, Free To Trade, was published in 1995. I was brought up in North Yorkshire, but now live in North London. My website is at www.michaelridpath.com . Photo: Chris George.