Author(s): Martin O'Brien
Daniel Jacquot doesn't know it yet, but someone is after his blood. When you're a cop in Marseilles, threats of violence and revenge go with the territory. Usually they come to nothing, but when friends and colleagues start turning up dead it soon becomes clear that someone from Jacquot's past has a score to settle and intends to see it through. But this killer is different. To sweeten the revenge, and cause the greatest pain, it's always the target's nearest and dearest who die. When Jacquot discovers that he's in the firing line, he knows that unless he can track down the killer then someone he loves will pay the ultimate price.
"Chief Inspector Jacquot of the Marseilles police is fast becoming one of my favourite fictional cops. He is aided by O'Brien's great sense of place and intrigue and this time it's personal." -- Henry Sutton, "Daily Mirror""Only an Englishman could set his fiction in France and infuse it with such passion for the place and its people... well-written and compelling... tight plotting, excellent characterisation and lyrical descriptions mean Jacquot is here to stay." "-- Daily Mail"
Martin O'Brien was educated at The Oratory School and Hertford College, Oxford. He was Travel Editor at British Vogue in the 1970s and has written for a number of international publications. He is the author of five previous Jacquot novels and lives with his wife and daughters near Cirencester in Gloucestershire.