In 1950s London, an MI-5 outcast stumbles upon a secret that will change the world - if he can stay alive long enough to tell it. A page-turner for fans of `Enigma' from the bestselling author of `Messiah'.
London, 1952. As the fog rolls in, the chase begins...
A stranger's approach offering highly sensitive information seemed routine to an ex-spy turned policeman. But when a body turns up instead of state secrets, Detective Inspector Herbert Smith finds himself in a race against time to solve the murder.
For he is not the only one after the dead man's secret. It seems the CIA, KGB and MI-5 are all vying to get to the truth first and some are prepared to kill for it.
As the Great Smog descends on London, bringing chaos and death, Herbert finds himself facing one of the greatest evils of the twentieth century. At stake is the biggest prize of all: the key to life itself.
Praise for `Visibility':
'Breathless... with numerous twists and a gloriously far-fetched climax... the atmospheric portrait of London leaves the greatest impression.' Evening Standard
'Oozes authenticity... the plot plumbs fascinating depths...some wonderfully unpredictable twists. Mystery at its best.' Guardian
'Engrossing... Starling is a name to watch... an intelligent and thought-provoking book.' New Statesman
Praise for `Messiah':
`A real cliffhanger.' Sunday Express
`Fast-paced, gritty... deserves nothing but praise.'
`You'll be pinned helplessly to every chilling page.' Company
Praise for `Storm':
`A furious, compelling and enjoyable read.' Maxim
Praise for `Vodka':
`A pulsating and imaginative tale of murder and mafia.' Daily Mirror
Boris Starling has worked as a reporter on the Sun and the Daily Telegraph and most recently for a company which specialises in kidnap negotiation, clandestine investigations and political risk analysis. He was one of the youngest-ever contestants on Mastermind in 1996 and went to the semi-finals with his subject: the novels of Dick Francis. Boris studied at Cambridge and currently lives in London.