Jo Bannister returns to the Crime Club with a startling and sinister new tale of international intrigue, suspense and terror. In a colourful mosaic that stretches from the quiet country lanes of England to the brutal torture chambers of South Africa, Bannister explores the darker sides of world politics and the human psyche.
Joel Grant is an expatriot white South African who once fought side by side with his black countrymen. Two years ago he paid the price for his convictions – tortured at the hands of Joachim De Witte, head of South African Intelligence. Now, Grant has been kidnapped from his refuge in the English countryside but an agent of the South African government. It seems De Witte lies in a hospital bed close to death, and by a bizarre twist of fate his survival depends on Grant’s return to Pretoria.
Val McDermid's OUT OF BOUNDS a finalist in the McIlvanney Prize 2017
We're delighted to announce that Val McDermid's OUT OF BOUNDS is a finalist for the McIlvanney Prize 2017. The judges had this to say about it: 'The Queen of Scottish crime adds yet more jewels to her crown with Out of Bounds and shows us why she's writing at the very top of her game...Karen Pirie is one of the most engaging and charismatic of all the fictional Scottish Detectives'. The winner will be announced on Friday 8th September as part of Bloody Scotland. read more.