Harry Fielding has had enough. He's had enough of his adopted city, and he's tired of his flat, which smells of gas and longing. Most of all though he's finished with meeting civil servants in motorway cafes at two in the morning, he's finished with MI5.But his plans for a new life are ruined when an old friend reappears, Alfie, the crooked policeman. He's in trouble, and Harry, who wants to leave everything behind cannot abandon a mate. Besides, Alfie's wife, Ruth, all long fingers and perfect belly, is also anxious to see Harry again.
Philip Davison was born in 1957 in Dublin, where he now lives. He has written three other novels in the Harry Fielding series: The Crooked Man, The Long Suit and A Burnable Town; as well as the novels The Book-Thief's Heartbeat, Twist and Shout and The Illustrator. He has also written television drama. His play, The Invisible Mending Company, was performed on the Abbey Theatre's Peacock stage.