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The Long Shadow

Mark Mills

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Blood brothers or sworn enemies? You never forget what the fight was about...

Ben Makepeace has barely thought of Jacob since school. What he remembers is a competitive, manipulative boy, impinging on his life like a cuckoo planted in a nest.

Now Ben is the wrong side of forty with a young son to support and in need of a backer to bankroll his latest film script. A call to meet hedge-fund billionaire Victor Sheldon is promising, but there's a surprise in store - Victor is Jacob, now firmly entrenched in a gilded world of riches and glamour.

History can cast a long shadow and while Ben believes his childhood is well over, he soon discovers the roots of the past dig deep, and some can't let it go.

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Praise for The Long Shadow

  • A writer of real psychological acuity - his most richly textured work yet - Independent

  • A clever, teasy hybrid of genres and fraught with tensions about money, class and the super-rich. A taut, gripping psychodrama and a wonderful, twisted take on the 'wild divergences' of contemporary Britain - The Spectator

  • An elegantly written and irresistible thriller - Mail on Sunday

  • I really enjoyed this book... The plot is excellent and as a reader we're not sure what is genuine and what is sabotage until near the end - NewBooks Magazine

  • A sure grasp of character...An enthralling mystery, not least because the author's gift for an elegantly turned sentence is fully and generously in evidence - Express

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Mark Mills

Peter Huber is a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute's centre for Legal Policy, where he specializes in issues related to technology, science, and law. His previous books include Hard Green, Liability, and Galileo's Revenge. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland.Mark P. Mills, a founding partner of Digital Power Capital, is a physicist who once served as a staff consultant on technology to the White House Science Office. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

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