The boy from Colombo stood no chance in life. He witnesses something he should not have seen, and it destroys his life.
Meanwhile, Dr Jeanette Shaw, a tough cookie if ever there was one, witnesses a robbery in a London computer store and it also changes her life.
Bizarrely, the two seemingly unconnected events are linked, and Dr Shaw finds that she is involved in solving the mystery. She is brought in by her ex-husband, a police officer, to work on the case and finds that she enjoys it very much as she has always wanted to hold an Hercule Poirot final revelatory scene. Will she get to live her fantasy?
What part, if any, do the rich family of a dead woman have to play in her death, and how are they linked to the Boy from Colombo?
This is a real teaser of a story. I didn't guess the ending and was kept hanging on in delightful suspense. A very enjoyable book, and well written.