Max Tudor - former MI5 agent and now Anglican priest - receives a request from his old boss to take over an investigation from another agent - Patrice Logan. It is suspected that a playboy film director is using his yacht to smuggle something - probably drugs - from one country to another.
Then one of the film stars on the yacht is found dead and a police investigation is launched to investigate the murder. It seems it can only have been committed by someone on board the yacht but did anyone really hate Margot Browne enough to have killed her? Or was she killed to keep someone else's secret?
This is an intriguing mystery and I certainly didn't work out what was going on. My main criticism of the book is that it was full of Americanisms even though it is set in England. I have no problem with such things if the book is set in the US or when American characters are speaking but in this books the creep into the speech of the English characters and the descriptions. I do wish that authors and publishers would realise that the Coroner in England does not carry out the post mortem.
I did find this very jarring in this particular book and it spoiled my enjoyment of it. I did enjoy reading about Max Tudor as he is a likeable character. This is book six in the series and if you're looking for something a bit different in crime and mystery fiction then this book and this series is worth reading.
- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Constable; 1 edition (11 April 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1472125169
- ISBN-13: 978-1472125163
- Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 2.5 x 19.8 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 181 g
- Customer Reviews: 38 customer ratings