152 x 234 x 34mm
In her latest novel, bestselling author Martina Cole tells the story of a devoted father, loyal friend and shrewd businessman - and what happens when a masked intruder breaks into his home . . .
Nick Leary couldn't say exactly what kept him awake that night. It might have been the oppressive heat, or the distant rumble of thunder. He'd had a lot on his mind; perhaps he'd been thinking about his ‘respectable’ Essex business, or about his two young sons sleeping in the room next door. Or was it simply the sound of his wife's steady breathing beside him . . . Whatever it was, he was lying awake when he heard someone's footsteps downstairs.
Nick's instinct was to fight. It had always been that way, to protect the things he treasured most: his family, his privacy, his reputation. He'd grafted for these things all his life and no one was going to jeopardise them now. Unless, of course, Nick's instinct is wrong this time, and what happens is the start of something even he cannot control . . .
In her unique style, Martina Cole holds up a mirror to our society, writing about tough and often harrowing subjects in a brutally honest and compassionate way.