Publisher: Allison & Busby
‘MARSTON HAS TAPPED INTO A RICH VEIN OF INSPIRATION. HIS HOME FRONT DETECTIVE SERIES PROMISES A LONG RUN’ DAILY MAIL
June, 1917. While German bombers raid London from above, a man’s body is fished from the Thames below. With no identifying items or labels about his person, Detective Inspector Marmion and Sergeant Keedy waste precious time struggling to name the anonymous victim before they can properly begin their investigation. One by one family and business associates are traced, which only makes the list of suspects ever longer. Between the interminable presence of war and, closer to home, pitched battles in the East End between rival gangs, Marmion must carefully tread a dangerous path to lead him towards the killer.