The first book in the critically acclaimed DCI Castle series
Longlisted for the Boardman Tasker award for mountain literature.
‘Intelligent and pacy thriller . . . A taut, keenly observed tale of revenge, perseverance and the struggle against injustice’Paula Hawkins
‘Stunning . . . An exciting new addition to the world of crime fiction’Stephen Booth
‘A compelling read and refreshingly original. Beyond good and evil, with a bit of Sepp Blatter, and a grenade. So many great characters and a thundering climax on a rope bridge in the Himalayas.’Andy Martin, Reacher Said Nothing
‘A detective and author to remember’Ed Church, the Detective Brook Deelman series
A missing person enquiry leads Manchester DCI Rick Castle to Nepal.
Manchester. DCI Rick Castle is inspecting his bees when his boss phones. A minor cannabis dealer has been reported missing. His father’s a war hero.
Rick flies to Nepal, and heads up the trail. Through villages of staring children and fluttering prayer-flags. Brilliant blue skies, and snow-capped mountains.
He finds a dead body.
Then a second.
Nothing in this world was ever straightforward. Nothing.
Finally, he puts himself in the firing line, and has a decision to make. Is it the right one? The moral one?
Three missing. Two continents. One detective.