Two murders, thousands of miles apart: one in London, one in Bangkok.
The bodies are brutally mutilated, an ace of spades impaled upon their chests. In Washington, a US senator receives photographs of the corpses. And realises that his past has come back to haunt him.
Nick Wright is the detective trying to solve the mystery of the double killing. His hunt for a motive takes him to the Vietnam, where the American tunnel rats fought the dirtiest battle of the war against the Viet Cong.
But his search places him in grave danger with a killer determined to protect the secrets of the tunnels. At whatever cost . . .
PRAISE FOR STEPHEN LEATHER
'A master of the thriller genre'
'As tough as British thrillers get . . . gripping'
'The sheer impetus of his story-telling is damned hard to resist'
In Leather's latest American release, British Transport Police Sergeant Nick Wright gets territorial when the mutilated body of an American news photographer turns up in an abandoned railroad tunnel. He's resentful toward the Metropolitan police for getting involved, and likes it even less when the FBI joins the manhunt, but he hangs tenaciously to the case, despite being saddled with an alcoholic partner and a hatful of personal problems. When another body with identical mutilations is discovered in Bangkok, he begs permission to investigate that murder as well. By the time he discovers the connection between them, Wright is in over his head and too far in to back out. His only choice is to move deeper into danger, courting the vengeance of a spook from his past. Leather has a gift for making pages fly by as bodies pile up, tension builds and clues drop parsimoniously; effective, economical characterizations give the plot just enough depth to captivate readers without hampering the rapid-fire narrative.
The Tunnel Rats
If only I could've given this book rating a perfect 10!!! I cannot wait until the next part of the story comes out. There were so many twists and turns that I know there will be other spinoffs on this story