Sairey Ellis's father is writing his memoirs. His career in the security service has provided him with the ammunition for some explosive revelations about Britain's secret links with the brutal regime of Idi Amin, and unofficial British connivance in Rhodesian sanctions busting. But there are those who will stop at nothing to prevent him from publishing . . .
This complex thriller from the acclaimed Reginald Hill takes a cool look at the role of a pitiless security service that punishes the guilty and innocent alike. Gripping, assured and perceptive, here is a chillingly convincing portrait of the nightmarish repercussions of a life spent in espionage.