Detective Chief Inspector Jim Langton is at a turning point in his life. Despite a stellar career, his personal life has not worked out the way he thought it would. He has handed in his resignation and is seriously considering moving to Australia to start afresh with a new life and a new job. He just has one more case to settle before he can leave: the discovery of a body near the seventh fairway at East Ridge Golf Club.
It quickly becomes apparent to Langton that this was no accidental death, and there is an added complication: his ex-wife is now working as a secretary at the club and he is convinced that she is another possible target.
What could the victim, a well-liked and respected member of the club, have discovered that led to his murder? Langton and his colleague, Sergeant Harry Mills, soon find themselves embroiled in the secrets and lies of the golf club's members in an effort to find out. And as the mystery deepens, the threads of Langton's professional and private life become inexorably woven together.
Des Evans was born in Birmingham in 1925. He was educated in state schools and left at the age of fourteen. In 1942 he enlisted in the RAF as a flight mechanic, working on Lancaster bombers, and spent the last eighteen months of his service in Malta. He was demobbed in 1947 and married the girl next door in 1950. He has a son, a daughter and seven grandchildren. He retired in 1985, having worked mostly in insurance, and became the webmaster for his old squadron website, retiring in 2006. He now lives in Much Wenlock, Shropshire with his wife, Jean.
- Publication Date:
- 04 / 07 / 2007
- 127 x 203 x 22mm