9781569473603 (pbk.), 1569473609 (pbk.)
Original published: Great Britain : Little, Brown, & Co., 1995.
"An Inspector Peter Diamond investigation"--Cover.
"Good stuff . . . Breezy, British, and as comfy as a Cotswold cottage."-"The New York Times Book Review"
"Written with energy and style, a masterly performance."-"Rocky Mountain News"
John Mountjoy has escaped from prison and taken a hostage, and the only person he'll talk to is Detective Peter Diamond, who arrested him four years earlier for the murder of a young journalist. Diamond must follow a cold trail to find another killer and clear Mountjoy's name before someone else dies.
Peter Lovesey is the author of 23 highly-praised mysteries and has been awarded the CWA's Gold, Silver, and Diamond Daggers, as well as many U.S. honors. He lives in West Sussex, England.