• Direct Hit
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    ISBN: 9781782641278

    Pages: 304

    Publication date: 6-27-2015

    Format: Paperback

    Imprint: Lion Fiction

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    Direct Hit

    First in a crime series set in London during the Blitz in 1940-41

    The jagged blast of high explosives rips through the evening air. In the sky over East London the searchlights criss-cross in search of the enemy.

    On the first night of the Blitz, a corpse is discovered in a van in the back streets of West Ham. Detective Inspector John Jago recognizes the dead man as local Justice of the Peace Charles Villers. But then a German bomb obliterates all evidence.

    Villers, not a popular man, was both powerful and feared. As the sirens wail, the detective must start matching motive to opportunity--and it doesn’t help when his boss foists an intrusive American journalist on him.

    Jago soon discovers the dead man held many secrets, some reaching back to World War I. A lot of people wished Villers dead--and an air raid is a good time to conceal a murder.

    "Compelling--with a twist of nostalgia for a lost London." Andy Martin, author of Reacher 20: Lee Child and the Making of Make Me

    "I couldn’t stop reading. . . A new detective inspector has made his appearance, and I hope very much that it won’t be the last we’ve heard of him." Peter Stansky, author of The First Day of the Blitz