From one of the founding members of the Crime Writers' Association
A tense, cleverly devised game of bluff and double-bluff . . .
Most successful men make enemies but Robert Quarry, a rich and ruthless industrialist, had more than his share.
Feeling was running high at Quarry’s strike-bound factory in the Midlands. Threats were commonplace. When his battered body was found in a wrecked car, everything pointed to the strikers . . .
But one thing puzzled Detective Chief Superintendent Burns – why had Quarry fixed an alibi for himself on the night he was killed?
‘A tightly written and plotted exercise in deduction, quite absorbing’ Yorkshire Post