In the brilliant new literary thriller by the award-winning author of Case Histories, Jackson Brodie, adored single-dad detective, is caught in a web of mystery following a grisly attack in the street. Two years after the events of Case Histories, which left him a retired millionaire with an occasional girlfriend in Julia, a former client, Jackson has followed her to Edinburgh for its famous summer festival.
To you, perceptive reader, I bequeath my history....Late one night, exploring her father's library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters. The letters are all addressed to "My dear and unfortunate successor," and they plunge her into a world she never dreamed of-a labyrinth where the secrets of her father's past and her mother's mysterious fate connect to an inconceivable evil hidden in the depths of history.
The time is now. The place is the Trident, a long-range research vessel hired by the reality TV show Sealife. Aboard is a cast of ambitious young scientists. With a director dying for drama, tiny Henders Island might be just what the show needs. Until the first scientist sets foot on Henders, and the ultimate test of survival begins.
"A Pretty Good Crichtonesque Thriller"
Before she meets the Empress Blair, Anne Manx wants nothing more than to spend her quiet vacation getting a tan. Empress Blair, though, has a compelling problem. Her father has been killed, and she fears she's next. If Anne Manx can keep the Empress alive for mere two months, she'll reach her 18th birthday and take over for her father. Complicating things is Mr. Logan. who shows up just in time - but whose side is he on? Nothing is ever easy for Anne Manx, and she's rapidly running out of lives.