'The best in his field since Buchan' Observer
'Geoffrey Household's prose is as clean and spare and unwaveringly efficient as are his plots' Sunday Times
On the death of his father, artist and mystic Alfgif Hollaston returns to his Somerset house. There, he befriends Paddy Gadsden, a saddler and horse psychiatrist, and inherits Paddy's polecat, Meg, after Paddy's violent and inexplicable death. But innocent and playful Meg isn't quite what she seems.
Soon Alfgif's life and sanity are threatened by a relentless terror, resembling the sixth sense of an animal, which warns when danger is imminent . . .
Geoffrey Household was a prolific novelist of political thrillers and suspense stories, most notably the classic ROGUE MALE, which, THE TIMES recently declared, 'remains as exciting and probing as ever'. He was as widely travelled as the settings of his books suggest: after graduating from Magdalen College, Oxford, with a first in English literature he worked abroad for twenty-five years, and served in British Intelligence during World War Two in Greece and the Middle East. He married twice and eventually settled in the English countryside with his wife and three children.