A compelling novel from John Trenhaile about an ordinary marriage plunged into a world of murder, chase and double-cross.
David Lescombe, one of the Whitehall's top civil servants, believes he has a happy marriage to Anna, a successful barrister. But when Anna disappears and, at the same time, Krysalis, a unique NATO file, is removed from David's safe at their home, security services on both sides of the Atlantic are quick to accuse Anna of treason. David determines to find his wife and clear her name. But every step takes him further into danger ... and the evidence against Anna mounts up.
As David uncovers more and more about the woman he married and thought he knew, he also begins to catch glimpses of another tantalizingly vague figure: Gerhard Kleist, the psychoanalyst first consulted by Anna some years previously. Is their relationship merely that of doctor-patient? Are they lovers? Or is Kleist's role something more sinister?
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