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  • UK First Edition, First Printing
Released February 7, 2008
ISBN 978-0752876238

£49.99

London, June 1940. When the body of silent screen star Mabel Morgan is found impaled on railings in Fitzrovia, the coroner rules her death as suicide, but DI Ted Stratton of the CID is not convinced. Despite opposition from his superiors, he starts asking questions, and it becomes clear that Morgan's fatal fall from a high window may have been the work of one of Soho's most notorious gangsters.


MI5 agent Diana Calthrop, working with senior official Sir Neville Apse, is leading a covert operation when she discovers that her boss is involved in espionage. She must tread carefully - Apse is a powerful man, and she can't risk threatening the reputation of the Secret Service.


Only when Stratton's path crosses Diana's do they start to uncover the truth. But as they discover Morgan's connection with Apse and their mutual links to a criminal network and a secretive pro-fascist organisation, they begin to realise that the intrigues of the Secret Service are alarmingly similar to the machinations of war-torn London's underworld.

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Laura Wilson

Laura Wilson is the author of thirteen acclaimed psychological crime novels. Two of her novels have been shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger, and the first novel in her historical series, Stratton’s War, won the Ellis Peters Award. She is the Guardian’s crime fiction reviewer, and a member of Killer Women. www.laura-wilson.co.uk


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