Star investigative reporter Ralph Buchanan’s glory days are behind him. His newspaper has banished him to Pakistan, not knowing the greatest moment of his long career is waiting for him there.
When Simone Jasnin asks him to help expose a grave injustice, he finds himself embroiled in a harrowing tale that began in a dusty settlement in rural Punjab, setting in motion a chain of events that will change the lives of everyone involved.
Seven years later in the city of Lahore, members of a prominent family are being brutally murdered one by one. The only clue is a hand-carved wooden bangle left at the scene of each crime.
As the list of suspects grows and the tension mounts, Ralph realises the answers might be closer to home than he ever thought possible.
Solving the mystery will put him back on top but at what cost?
Only when the smoke clears will the killing stop and honour be satisfied…
I’ve read one previous book by this author and loved it so I wanted to read another by this author. I wasn’t disappointed.
Investigative reporter Ralph Buchanan has hit rock bottom. His newspaper has sent him to Pakistan. Is it a case of out of sight, out of mind for them.
When Doctor Simone Jasmin asks him to expose an injustice he gets more than he bargained for.
The plot thickens when members of a family start getting murdered.
Ralph starts putting the pieces together but is he on the wrong track?
I’ve got to say I loved this story. I couldn’t resist trying to guess who the murderer was. Let me tell you I was wrong.
The author did an epic job with this story. I went to the pub last night and had to leave this story three quarters way through. I actually synced my kindle app just in case I could squeeze a few pages in. Yes it was that good. I’m looking forward to reading more from this author in the future.
About the Author:
Owen Mullen is a McIlvanney Crime Book Of The Year long-listed novelist.
Owen graduated from Strathclyde University, moved to London and worked as a rock musician, session singer and songwriter, and had a hit record in Japan with a band he refuses to name; he still loves to perform on occasion. His passion for travel has taken him on many adventures from the Amazon and Africa to the colourful continent of India and Nepal. A gregarious recluse, he and his wife, Christine, split their time between Glasgow, and their home in the Greek Islands where In Harm's Way and the Charlie Cameron and Delaney series' were created and written. His latest novel Out Of The Silence is a truly compelling thriller set in Pakistan.
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