Dan Starkey returns! A hilarious, compelling, endlessly inventive new novel featuring one of Bateman's best loved characters.
When a billionaire's daughter Alison Wolff disappears following a massacre at a party, nobody knows if she has been kidnapped or killed. Dan Starkey is hired to find the missing student but instead is drawn into a violent struggle between rival gangs.
A drugs war is tearing the city apart and in response, a new church movement has sprung up. But when a controversial new abortion clinic is firebombed, Dan is asked to prove their involvement.
In a Belfast rapidly descending back into chaos, Dan is left with an impossible choice - betray his client or risk losing his family...
Funny as well as gripping. - Ian Rankin
Bateman has a truly unique voice... he is a dark and brilliant champion of words'. - James Nesbitt
Witty, fast-paced and throbbing with menace. - Time Out
Bateman was a journalist in Northern Ireland before becoming a full-time writer. His first novel, DIVORCING JACK, won the Betty Trask Prize, and all his novels have been critically acclaimed. He wrote the screenplays for the feature films DIVORCING JACK and WILD ABOUT HARRY and the popular TV series MURPHY'S LAW starring James Nesbitt. Bateman lives in Ireland with his family.