A white-knuckle tale of betrayal and espionage from the bestselling author of The Good Liar, now a major motion picture, and the heir to John le Carré's legacy
'Think of Ruth Rendell morphing into John le Carré' Daily Express
Rush-hour commuters are flooding the railway station when the bomb goes off.
The bomber? An agent reporting to the British Intelligence Officer, Jake Winter, who was responsible for preventing the attack. With his conscience and career in tatters, Jake has to rest all his hopes on a new recruit: a young man named Rashid who seems to be the answer the MI5 have been waiting for.
But how can Jake - haunted by his last mistake - be sure that Rashid isn't playing a double game? After all, who can you trust when you no longer trust yourself?
'A thought-provoking read that bursts with tension' Financial Times
'Meticulously plotted, with wonderfully drawn characters. Every bit as compelling as Searle's stirring debut' Daily Mail
'A spy thriller with extra authority' Jonathan Freedland, Guardian
'Elegant, grown-up entertainment with nail-biting action. It has the terrifying ring of truth'The Times