From a quiet beach in Cornwall to Italy's vice-laden underworld, this is the compelling tale of one man's search for a new beginning
When David Cunningham returns to the Cornish coast to mourn a wartime love affair, he little imagines the mysterious quest that awaits him: it will lead him to the Mediterranean, to danger and a life of adventure, to the dark world of racketeering in Naples, the bleak hills beyond Tivoli, and a woman with a tragic past.
“Readers who quicken to the expert tempo of John Buchan's adventure stories will congratulate themselves on finding in Innes such an admirable inheritor of the high tradition”
“As crisply exciting as Eric Ambler and as convincingly realistic as C.S. Forester”
“They say people can’t write stories anymore. Tell that to Hammond Innes”
“Hammond Innes is a master of suspense”
“Mr. Innes's readers were addicts when it came to his books, which were cinematic in sweep and sold 40 million copies”
New York Times