The author has been a journalist for more than 30 years, among the many news outlets for which he has worked are The Times, the BBC and UPI. He has taught journalism in the USA and the UK. He has lived for many years in London and Washington where this story is set.
The story is a political thriller. The shooting of US senator Charles McKinsey and the near fatal car crash of media tycoon John Rochester, both in Washington, trigger an investigation by reporter Mike McCabe.
The story that unfolds is a thrilling contemporary tale of violence, political intrigue, conspiracy and duplicity, involving power, the banks, the security agencies and basic human frailty.