When the body of a Member of Parliament is found floating in the Thames, everyone assumes it is suicide, except for Superintendent Sutcliffe, whose investigation of the case reveals some nasty and ruthless politics. Three-time Edgar Award nominee Robert Barnard takes on the cunning and ruthless world of politics in this suspenseful tale centering upon the mysterious death of a member of Parliament.
Robert Barnard (1936-2013) was awarded the Malice Domestic Award for Lifetime Achievement and the Nero Wolfe Award, as well as the Agatha and Macavity awards. An eight-time Edgar nominee, he was a member of Britain's distinguished Detection Club, and, in May 2003, he received the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award for lifetime achievement in mystery writing. His most recent novel, Charitable Body, was published by Scribner in 2012.