American diplomat and scientist, David Shawn, knew that dealing with nuclear explosions was a dangerous business. But he had no idea that he and his family were under threat closer to home. A high profile kidnapping with international complications takes Inspector Roger West stateside, as he hunts for the criminals and gets a good dose of American hospitality. An action-packed finale in Trenton, New Jersey rounds off this explosive case for the Inspector!
Master crime fiction writer John Creasey's near 600 titles have sold more than 80 million copies in over 25 languages across 100 countries under both his own name and more than 20 other pseudonyms. His style varied with each identity and led to him being regarded as a literary phenomena. Amongst the many series written were Gideon of Scotland Yard, The Toff, The Baron, Dr. Palfrey, and Inspector West, as JJ Marric, Michael Halliday, Patrick Dawlish and others.
During his lifetime Creasey enjoyed an ever increasing reputation both in the UK and overseas, especially the USA. This was further enhanced by constant revision of his works in order to assure the best possible be presented to his readers and also by many awards, not least of which was being honoured twice by the Mystery Writer's of America, latterly as Grand Master.
Gareth Armstrong's crisp delivery is one of the pleasures of this volume in the Inspector West series written by master crime fiction writer John Creasey. Inspector Roger West becomes involved in a high-profile kidnapping case with international complications, and Armstrong ratchets up the tension when Inspector West's hunt leads him to the United States to face an explosive finale in Trenton, New Jersey.
Armstrong's characterizations are likeable and distinct, and he particularly excels in finding the humanity under West's brisk, no-nonsense demeanor.
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