When ex-mercenary Max Iversson accompanies a nightclub
owner to an ill-fated rendezvous in a deserted north London
industrial estate, it turns out to be not so much a set-up
as a bloodbath. Three men have been shot, the briefcase
Iversson has been guarding is empty--and he wants to know
So begins a hunt for answers that will take him into direct
conflict with Detective Sergeant John Gallan--and take both
men into very dangerous territory.
Five grand for a couple of hours? work? That?s what
nightclub owner Roy Fowler?s offering ex-mercenary Max
Iversson to act as security for a meeting he?s having with
the ?businessmen? who are supposedly buying his club. But
when they turn up at the deserted north London industrial
estate where the meeting?s taking place, things go wrong
and three men end up dead, including two of Iversson?s
colleagues. Now he wants to know who?s behind the killings.
Detective Sergeant John Gallan is also looking for answers.
He?s investigating the fatal poisoning by snakebite of a
doorman from Fowler?s club. Lead are scarce and when they
do appear so do bodies.
But Gallan keeps digging away, unearthing in the process a
murderous conspiracy spanning this investigation and
another, more heinous murder that?s been shelved, unsolved,
for a long time. Unknown to each other, he and Iversson are
also heading towards a final, devastating confrontation
from which neither man is likely to emerge intact.