• by Boris Starling
  • Narrated by Seán Barrett
  • 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

London, 1952. At first it seems the Great Fog has claimed another victim: a drunk, perhaps, stumbling into the water. But Max Stensness was sober when he died, and in the hours before his death, the young biochemist had claimed to be in possession of a secret that could change the world. Having traded MI5 for New Scotland Yard, Detective Inspector Herbert Smith thinks he's left the murky world of espionage behind him, until he begins retracing the final footsteps of Max Stensness. The CIA, KGB, and MI5 are all vying to get their hands on the dead man's secret, and as the body count rises, it's clear that some will stop at nothing to claim it.


What the Critics Say

"Breathless....with numerous twists and a gloriously far-fetched climax....the atmospheric portrait of London leaves the greatest impression." (Evening Standard)
"Oozes authenticity...the plot plumbs fascinating depths...some wonderfully unpredictable twists. Mystery at its best." (Guardian)


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Customer Reviews

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You will like this murky story

What do we look for? A good story, of course!
Are you seeking suspense, intrigue? Here you have it. Well told with unexpecteded satisfaction -at several levels. A little out of the ordinary. Try it, you won't be dissappointed. I'm not going to give the game away!
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- Anushka


Slow start but gripping loved it on audio book have listened to it several times and given the book to my husband as a gift well worth the money.
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- Denise

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-12-2006
  • Publisher: ISIS Audio Books