A Wickedly Funny Thriller about a Website Leaking Government Secrets, a Man Who Claims to Have Killed Princess Diana, and a Nurse on the Run for Her Life
Assigned to care for a terminally-ill patient who claims to have killed Princess Diana, nurse Kelly Carter dismisses him as nothing more than a delusional fantasist. But Monahan has proof, and directs Kelly to an abandoned garage, where she discovers a beaten-up white Fiat Uno with French license plates matching the description of the vehicle that has eluded the British and French authorities for decades. When the garage goes up in flames minutes after her visit, Kelly realizes that she’s involved in something more dangerous than just caring for a patient.
Meanwhile, mismatched journalists April Lavender and Connor Presley are involved in the investigation of a shadowy website leaking nasty government secrets on a daily basis. When beastshamer.com threatens to reveal the truth about Diana’s death, April and Connor begin to investigate in hopes of finding their next front-page story. After two deadly explosions lead them right to Kelly, all three set out to uncover the truth surrounding the death of the beloved princess—before Kelly becomes the next victim in a deadly cover-up that goes all the way up to England’s MI5.
In this cleverly imagined thriller from Scottish author Bendoris (DM for Murder), the normal world of Glasgow nurse Kelly Carter collides with the world of conspiracies, cover-ups, and deadly agents inhabited by terminal patient Mad Malky Monahan. Twenty years after Monahan engineered the car crash that killed Princess Diana in 1997, he hints to Carter that he knows how it happened and that he has a key piece of evidence. When a fire destroys the abandoned garage hiding that evidence, Carter realizes her fate is inextricably bound to Monahan's. Meanwhile, sarcastic Connor "Elvis" Presley and food-loving April Lavender, who work for the declining Daily Chronicle's special investigations desk, sniff a big story as Monahan tries to keep the sensitive information on public figures from all those who want it. Monahan proves amazingly resilient for someone supposedly dying, and Carter, a divorced mother of two, shows how tough she can be under pressure. Bendoris's amusing send-up of conspiracy theories will resonate with many readers.