If everything you believe in is being threatened by forces beyond your control, would you pull the trigger of a gun? A small-time crook stumbles upon a body hanging from a tree; a veteran from a Belgian marching band is killed in a hit and run incident and another dies of an apparent heart attack. Excitement on the streets of Edinburgh is feverish as the city prepares for a huge rally to celebrate the return of Pope John the 25th to his home town. With the whole world watching, the security has to be bullet proof. But is there a chink in the armour and does Bob Skinner have the inner strength to find the answer to the biggest question of all?
After an eventful career as a spin doctor to the powerful, rich and notorious, fifteen years ago Quintin Jardine found that his talents were equally well fitted to the world of crime fiction. Now he is the author of seven Oz Blackstone mysteries as well as thirteen Bob Skinner crime novels.