"Ted Allbeury without doubt ranks among the finest genre writers I've read." - Glenn Meade
Boat dealer Max Farne spends his days relaxing, lounging around the pier at Santa Margherita and escaping the hot Italian sun in cool Italian bars.
But following the sudden arrival of a beautiful woman, the disappearance of a rich man and the appearance of a soft-treading, armed stranger, who Max is forced to kill, it seems that the violence has only just begun...
Ted Allbeury was a lieutenant-colonel in the Intelligence Corps during World War II, and later a successful executive in the fields of marketing, advertising and radio. He began his writing career in the early 1970s and became well known for his espionage novels, but also published one highly-praised general novel, THE CHOICE, and a short story collection, OTHER KINDS OF TREASON. His novels have been published in twenty-three languages, including Russian. He died on 4th December 2005.
For more information visit www.hodder.co.uk/ted-allbeury