When Superintendent Frank Shakespeare receives an anonymous package containing a mobile phone and a black-and-white photograph, his nightmare is just beginning. He's been targeted by a malevolent blackmailer. Someone who knows about Frank's past. A past that could cost Frank his job, his marriage - and worse. Tami Steel meanwhile is adjusting to life on the outside after fourteen years in prison. Framed for a crime she says she didn't commit, Tami is determined to put the past behind her and start anew. But it's not going to be easy. There are people after Tami. People who want to know where her husband is. People who think Tami has the answers. Dangerous people. Tami might find help from an unexpected quarter. For she and Frank Shakespeare are connected by a shared knowledge: a secret pact sealed over fifteen years before. A secret that someone will kill to keep ...It feels strange, to have stepped out into the natural light again after eight hours under neon. ... He would be watching, of course, listening to the badly balanced spin- dryer that passes for an engine. ... foot off the clutch and rolls them up the street, smooth as syrup, then slows again to stop without the brakes even squeaking.
|Publisher||:||Simon and Schuster - 2005|