The ninth novel in the multi-million copy bestselling Roy Grace series from #1 author Peter James, winner of the 2016 Crime Writers' Association Diamond Dagger prize.
"The tense plot is laced with fine humour . . . James is on top form" The Times
A vicious robbery at a secluded Brighton mansion leaves its elderly occupant dying, and millions taken in valuables. But, as Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, heading the enquiry, rapidly learns, there is one item, of priceless sentimental value, that her powerful family care about, above all else. And they are fully prepared to take the law into their own hands, and do anything, absolutely anything, to get it back.
Within days, Grace finds himself following a murderous race against the clock that leads him from the shady antiques world of Brighton, across Europe and back in time to the New York waterfront gang struggles of 1922, chasing a killer driven by the power of one man's greed and another man's fury.
PRAISE FOR THE SERIES
"Peter James is one of the best crime writers in the business" Karin Slaughter
"James just gets better and better and deserves the success he has achieved with this first-class series" Independent on Sunday
"One of the most consistently readable crime writers" Daily Mail