In a wintry graveyard, a young man looks death in the eye and does not live to tell the secrets he holds. In Russia, the opening of a dusty archive reveals clues about a deadly mission which went terrifyingly wrong. In an isolated farmhouse, an old man is kept prisoner while his captors try to extract vital information from his rambling mind.Into this sticky web of deceit and intrigue stumbles Martin Teschmaker, a newly redundant insurance investigator who has just been deserted by his wife. Seeking relief from his mid-life crisis, Teschmaker contacts an old girlfriend, Jane Morris. With that one phone call he is plunged into a dangerous underworld where nothing and no one can be taken at face value. As he attempts to remove the masks, Teschmaker realises the truth is more complex and chilling than he could ever have imagined. Somehow he has to bring this treacherous game to its conclusion without getting himself killed.
©2001 Sandy McCutcheon; (P)2005 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd