'Fans of John le Carre will appreciate the backroom, clubby old-boy network that seemed to define spying in the 1950s' - Publishers Weekly 'Cold War spy fiction in the grand tradition.' - Joseph Kanon 1953: A government scientist, Hank Wilson, dies after falling from the ninth floor of a Washington hotel.
1975: The release of the Rockefeller Commission report on illegal CIA activities suddenly brings the Wilson case back into the headlines; did he fall or was he pushed? Wilson's family are demanding answers, but the White House will do anything to make sure the truth doesn't get out.
Jake Newman, soon to retire from the CIA, is tasked with uncovering the truth behind Wilson's death, but the investigation rapidly turns dangerous. The closer Newman gets to discovering what really happened that night, the more he risks the lives of those he loves.
How many lives is the truth worth?
'An unputdownable mole hunt written in terse, noirish prose, driving us inexorably forward' - Olen Steinhauer, author of The Tourist 'This is splendid stuff, with a complexity and reach. Vidich is clearly a name to watch' - Barry Forshaw, editor of Crime Time