Fiona Erskine is a professional engineer based in Teesside, although she travels often to Brazil, Russia, India and China. As a female engineer, she is often the lone representative of her gender in board meetings, cargo ships, night-time factories and offshore oil rigs, and her fiction offers a fascinating insight into this traditionally male world.
'Action, intrigue and a stonkingly modern heroine. It's a blast.' * <i>Sunday Times</i> Crime Club * 'Explosive to the very last page.' * <i>Press Association</i> * 'Imagine the love child of Jack Reacher and Nancy Drew...a delicious cocktail of dating and detonations. Call it Mills and Boom.' * <i>Evening Standard</i> * 'Fiona Erskine is an engineer, and in Jaq Silver, who shares her profession, she has created a wonderful antidote to all the resentful, floppy victims of much domestic noir... Her adventures are eye-popping and exciting.' * <i>Literary Review</i> * 'Absolutely devoured this on the flight across to the UK for #BloodyScotland. A stunning, cinematic debut that's going to land on the 2019 thriller scene like a half-kilo of silver fulminate.* *stuff that goes bang' * Andrew Reid, author of <i>The Hunter</i> * `Intricate, seductive and thrilling. Erskine's writing glows with wit and danger. And can't help reminding you, with every page turned, of how close we all are to detonation.' * Ross Armstrong, author of <i>The Watcher</i> * 'Bring it on! The entire mystery, the chase across so many locations towards Chernobyl was exciting and felt dangerously thrilling.' * <i>The Booktrail</i> * 'A complex and increasingly addictive story that soon becomes a page turner.' * <i>The Chemical Engineer</i> * 'The Chemical Detective is a rip-roaring page turner. Twists and turns, many locations and a topic which is only too current.' * <i>Netgalley</i> *