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‘The best sort of thriller … Intelligent, understated, challenging and chilling’ — Washington Post Book WorldFrank Jones is just an ordinary man … and an ordinary father.That is until one morning, when he gets a knock on the door and is informedMore ‘The best sort of thriller … Intelligent, understated, challenging and chilling’ — Washington Post Book WorldFrank Jones is just an ordinary man … and an ordinary father.That is until one morning, when he gets a knock on the door and is informed that his only son Bob is dead.Not satisfied by a police report that claims Bob fell accidentally to his death, Frank vows to pursue further lines of enquiry into unknown, dangerous territory.Bob was a Russian linguist working with the British Intelligence Services, in a world full of dark secrets.Frank’s discoveries lead to increasingly complex questions- why had Bob been on the edge of resigning? What had been his connection with a recent headline-hitting spy trial?But the further he delves into the mystery, the more his attempts to glean the truth are thwarted.This is the world of GCHQ and spy scandals, of treachery and intrigue, of an invisible army that will stop at nothing to preserve its own anonymity and the ignorance of ordinary people....And as Frank discovers, the man in the white hat doesn’t always end up victorious.Praise for John Hale‘The best sort of thriller … Intelligent, understated, challenging and chilling’ — Washington Post Book World‘Excellent...There has...been no more chilling first thriller for years‘ — ListenerJohn Hale worked in the theatre for ten years, after leaving the Navy. Starting as a stage hand, he became the Director of the Lincoln Theatre, which he founded, and was subsequently the Artistic Director of the Bristol Old Vic.Since he became a freelance writer, six of his plays have been produced. The Case of David Anderson Q.C., is concerned with the former Solicitor General for Scotland living in disgrace in Edinburgh after being convicted of accosting two young girls. The evidence was unconvincing and the play, in defence of Anderson, came to be known as ‘Trial by Theatre’. It was given a rehearsed reading by the RSC and later produced in Manchester, Edinburgh and London. The Guardian ran a campaign for nearly two years in support of Mr Anderson and the play.Of his eight novels, The Fort and Lovers and Heretics , are, like The Whistle Blower , political thrillers, and The Grudge Fight , based on John Hale’s wartime experiences as a boy in the Navy, was dramatized by the author and shown on BBC 2.Endeavour Press is the UKs leading independent digital publisher. For more information on our titles please sign up to our newsletter at www.endeavourpress.com. Each week you will receive updates on free and discounted ebooks. Follow us on Twitter: @EndeavourPress and on Facebook via https://on.fb.me/1HweQV7. We are always interested in hearing from our readers. Endeavour Press believes that the future is now.