A chilling conspiracy thriller filled with courtroom drama and relentless suspense from John Trenhaile.
Two friends who had taken the bar together end up taking very different paths... one is about to crown his ambition with a judgeship - the other stands accused of high treason in a plot to kill the Queen.
Successful attorney Frank Thornton stands accused of taking part in an IRA plot to assassinate the Queen. He is shocked when the chief witness against him turns out to be Alistair Scrutton, his law school chum. Frank calls on Roz Forbes, the deputy editor of The Times, to save him from certain execution for treason.
But it is the shadowy figure of Krait, an international terrorist and assassin, who hold the key to the mystery of Thornton's plight...
Extremely complex yet compelling. One of those rare tales of espionage - a gripping page-turner so well written it can stand proudly alongside 'serious' fiction - Daily Telegraph on NOCTURNE FOR THE GENERAL
A wonderfully tough and fascinating story that kept me guessing to the very end...if you liked Gorky Park, you'll love this - New York Newsday on THE MAN CALLED KYRIL
A breath of fresh air...oozes authenticity and impending peril. The mood is chilling and the excitement of the manhunt almost tangible - Los Angeles Times on A VIEW FROM THE SQUARE
A splendid evocation of the cruel, cold life of a Soviet prison camp. A remarkable study of the price of failure for spies - Sunday Telegraph on NOCTURNE FOR THE GENERAL
Fascinating...a fresh and original spy thriller...wonderfully and convincingly well told - Daily Mail on NOCTURNE FOR THE GENERAL
Trenhaile does for the KGB what le Carre did for the British intelligence service - Sunday Terlegraph on THE MAN CALLED KYRIL