'Breathless suspense . . . taut action . . . manages to achieve depth as a novel without ever letting up its adventurous pace . . . A grand book for every le Carr reader' The New York Times Book Review
Lewis Cane fought with the French Resistance during the Second World War and gained a justified reputation as a tough and resourceful man. So it's no great surprise when one of his ex-Resistance comrades, now a successful lawyer in the early 1960s in Paris employs him to escort a businessman from Brittany to Liechtenstein for a crucial meeting. There are just two problems: the man's associates don't want him to get there, and the police have a warrant out for the man's arrest on a charge of rape. For Cane, it becomes a desperate race across France, fighting against resourceful and ruthless adversaries and avoiding the forces of law and order every step of the way . . .
Gavin Lyall (1932-2003) was born in Birmingham, UK and, after serving as a pilot in the RAF, read English at Cambridge and then worked as a journalist for the Picture Post, the BBC and The Sunday Times. He published his first novel, The Wrong Side of the Sky, in 1961. His other books include The Most Dangerous Game and The Secret Servant. He was married to the writer and journalist Katharine Whitehorn.