'Makes the capital as eerie as Le Carré's Berlin' Evening Standard
Monday 10 June, end of a hot day. The city had started drinking at lunchtime and by 3 or 4pm crime seemed the only appropriate response to the beauty of the afternoon...At quarter to five he felt his contribution to law and order had been made. He parked off the high street, sunk two shots of pure grain vodka into iced Nicaraguan espresso and put his seat back. In an hour he'd be off duty, and in a couple more he'd be on a date with an art student he'd recently arrested for drugs possession.
London is steaming under a summer of filthy heat and sudden storms - and Detective Nick Belsey, of Hampstead CID, is trying to stay out of trouble.
But then somebody sets him a riddle. How does a man walk into a dead-end alley and never come out?
And then reappear - to snatch a girl, to dump a body beneath a London skyscraper, to send Belsey a package of human hair.
The answer lies underground, where the secrets degenerating beneath the city's sickly glitter are about to see the light of day.
Praise for Deep Shelter
'Relentless...explosive' Mail on Sunday
'The coolest cop you'll have come across in ages. London through his eyes is as atmospheric as a drawing by Gustave Doré... This demands to be read before the television adaptation' Kate Saunders
In Harris's heart-pounding second outing for Det. Constable Nick Belsey (after 2012's Hollow Man), an unsuccessful manhunt leads Belsey to the entrance of a disused underground bunker in London's Belsize Park. Upon discovering a cache of champagne and pharmaceuticals in this Cold War era bomb shelter, Belsey decides to impress his art-student girlfriend, Jemma Stevens, by taking her there. During the underground tour, Jemma vanishes. Belsey, who fears that he'll be the prime suspect in her disappearance, soon starts receiving taunting messages from Jemma's kidnapper, who has taken the name of a notorious Soviet spy, Ferryman. Belsey must discover Ferryman's identity, uncover the secrets of a vast network of shelters underneath London, and avoid capture both by the city's police force and U.K.security services. His frenetic quest to save Jemma and clear his name will keep readers turning the pages.