Detective Chief Superintendent Simon Shard is called upon to do a ‘blood run’.
Katie Farrell is wanted in London, Belfast and Dublin for having murdered six people and her involvement in many indiscriminate explosions. Shard is lumbered with the job of seeing the unwanted guest discreetly off the premises.
A straightforward, albeit dirty, task turns even uglier when several bodies turn up, all linked to Farrell. But she is just the beginning in a twisty plot full of conspiracies and double-agents.
Philip McCutchan began writing in 1956. Prior to this, he joined the Royal Navy on the outbreak of World War Two as an Ordinary Signalman and ended the war as a lieutenant, having served in destroyers, aircraft carriers, cruisers, a battleships battlecruiser, an armed trawler, and an ocean boarding vessel. For three years after the war he sailed in Orient Liners on the Australian run and then for a time became an assistant master in a preparatory school.
Married with two children, he has been a full-time author since 1960, is a past Chairman of The Crime Writers’ Association founded by John Creasey. He is also the author of a number of sound radio scripts broadcast by the B.B.C. and overseas stations.