The new companion who leads him out of disaffected early retirement is a seductive, young, novice female agent, but could there really be far more to her than there at first seems?
They find themselves in a world of natural beauty, mountain and beach, which they will only contaminate with extraordinary rendition, abduction, bloodshed and torture.
The modern bureaucratic world of paperwork and subcontracting will mean that no-one actually knows which government or country is behind the operation, but one man will soon remember why he left Agency work like this and why he hates it so much, even though it may really be love that has dragged him back into it all.
A dark, Scottish tale of conspiracy, espionage, murder and terrorism, with an existential edge, and the spirit of an ancient mountain looming at its centre.
“The specific character of despair is precisely this: it is unaware of being despair.”
John A. A. Logan is also the author of Storm Damage, and The Survival of Thomas Ford, an Amazon bestseller with over 125,000 downloads, and the winner of a Special Award in the eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBooks Awards 2012
Comments about John A. A. Logan’s work:
"Bold" SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY
"New talent" THE HINDUSTAN TIMES
"Writerly prowess" THE SPECTATOR
"Logan writes in very original terms" SCOTTISH STUDIES REVIEW
"The literary survival of author John Logan" THE NORTHERN TIMES
"Positive new chapter for thriller man" HIGHLAND NEWS
"City author's e-book breaks into Top 100" THE INVERNESS COURIER
"A blistering, tough book, tempered with tenderness and mystery"
Alan Warner, author of THE STARS IN THE BRIGHT SKY
"He's a great writer. He should be read"
Cally Phillips, author of BRAND LOYALTY
"The storytelling is effortless, the echoes are long lasting"
Roz Morris, author of MY MEMORIES OF A FUTURE LIFE
"Beautifully written…compelling…literary fiction/tartan noir/thriller/zany black comedy…Logan dances on a literary knife edge…blazing talent"
Linda Gillard, author of A LIFETIME BURNING
"I loved this book and the storytelling style…an amazingly talented author"
Joni Rodgers, New York Times bestselling author of
BALD IN THE LAND OF BIG HAIR
"This is writing and literature at its best. Imagine Stephen King combined with maybe Cormac McCarthy and a bit of Edgar Allan Poe tossed in"
“A thrilling page-turner, a quite extraordinary book…brilliant”
"Wonderful characters who have haunted me throughout the reading, even to the point that one invaded my dreams"