"Adrian Magson is arguably one of the most entertaining writers of British spy fiction currently operating."
Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine
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Picardie, 1964. On a deserted country road, three Moroccan nationals are shot dead in a cold-blooded execution. To Inspector Lucas Rocco, it's a mystery. Why them and why here?
A short time later, two police officers are assaulted by an enraged motorist, one of them seriously. The unapologetic assailant, found with an unregistered gun in his possession, claims to be the secretary of a high-profile and influential Parisian lawyer, Guy De Lancourt.
The two cases seemingly have nothing in common. But on closer examination Rocco feels something isn't quite right. Just what lies beneath De Lancourt's carefully-cultivated public persona? And what secrets are hidden at Les Cyprès, the heavily-guarded former mental asylum De Lancourt has made his home?
Paperback edition February 2022