A novel of psychological precision, social and political observation and Hitchcock-like suspense.
London-based scientist Anthony Malloy has made a discovery that will hugely benefit global health. A pharmaceutical company is keen to market his invention of the single-use syringe, but its backing comes at a terrible price. What ensues entangles Anthony in a web of intrigue and blackmail that has unforeseeable and surprising consequences for him and the women in his life: his radical sister, his musically gifted daughter and his soon-to-be-ex-wife. His dilemma-fuelled and conscience-ridden journey takes him from London to Vietnam and Thailand and then on to Chicago and Bogota.
With characters that we care about, an original and daring premise, and an assured lightness of touch, this is taut, engaging fiction from the author of the critically acclaimed In Search of the Blue Tiger.
‘Robert Power has created a beautiful, richly imagined book. Gripping and compelling. A 21st century tale of risk, resolution and redemption.’
Charles Palmer, writer and film director. Credits include the BBC thriller ‘Death in Paradise’, as well as ‘Dr Who’, ‘Miss Marple’, ‘Poirot’, ‘Larkrise to Candleford’.