The third novel in the stunning Francis Hancock crime series by bestselling award-winning author Barbara Nadel.
As London suffers at the hands of the German Luftwaffe, undertaker Francis Hancock suddenly finds himself caught up in the middle of a terrifying abduction plot.
It's 29 December, 1940, the night that Hitler has chosen to destroy London under a barrage of flaming incendiary bombs. Their main target - St Paul's cathedral - is where Francis Hancock is sheltering from the onslaught. But the First World War veteran doesn't just have bombs to contend with; a young girl, who was also sheltering in the cathedral, has vanished. Then some of those charged with protecting the building are brutally murdered. Hancock must face both his own demons and fears in his struggle to catch those responsible and bring them to justice...
Trained as an actress, Barbara Nadel used to work in mental health services. Born in the East End of London, she now writes full time and has been a visitor to Turkey for over twenty years. She received the Crime Writers' Association Silver Dagger for her novel DEADLY WEB, and the Swedish Flintax Prize for historical crime fiction for her first Francis Hancock novel, LAST RIGHTS.
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