For Commandant Verhoeven life is beautiful: he is happily married, expecting his first child with the lovely Irene.
But his blissful existence is punctured by a murder of unprecedented savagery. Worse still, the press seem to have it in for him - his every move is headline news.
When he discovers that the killer has killed before - that each murder is a homage to a classic crime novel - the fourth estate are quick to coin a nickname...The Novelist...With both men in the public eye, the case develops into a personal duel, each hell-bent on outsmarting the other.
There can only be one winner - whoever has the least to lose...
Hardcover: 368 pages Publisher: MacLehose Press (6 Mar. 2014) Language: English ISBN-10: 0857052888 ISBN-13: 978-0857052889