This 13th in the Bill Slider series is another winner. Ms. Harrod-Eagles could hold a book-writing seminar on how to write good, solid police procedurals. This book is inclusive enough for new people to the Slider series to read and enjoy on its own. But why would you want to do that and miss out on the excellent characters and tight plotting of this series? These books are a real treat from beginning to end. I love Bill Slider. He's an every man's copper, and sharp as they come. There's lots of light humour in the books as well, and the best example is all the "tongue-in-cheek" chapter titles in every book. And of course, there is Slider's boss Porson. He's the guy that gets all the tried and true sayings wrong with continual malapropisms, and it drives Slider and his firm to distraction, but it's amazingly funny. The puzzle in this particular book is difficult to figure out and Slider and his team have to do a lot of digging to get to the bottom of things. But with solid police work and with Slider's intelligence, they do finally get somewhere but not before the whole thing turns into an international incident. If you like British police procedurals, do not miss this book, or more importantly, this series.