The book's hero, Richard Bransome, must uncover the awful truth behind an uncovered murder. How much do the police know about his part in it ? How close are they to arresting him ?
Russell's stories may not involve particularly sophisticated plots, and may not always include twists and turns, but they do rattle along at an energetically enjoyable pace.
This is such a tale. Although NOT science fiction (not even by the faintest definition -- it is more of a spy story), it has the same fierce and frantic individualism seen in his classic "Wasp".
With a fair share of humour and action, this is worth reading.