In the past: a man crawls desperately through a claustrophobic escape tunnel beneath a POW camp in the Cambridgeshire Fens.
Above, a shadow passes across the moon, while ahead only death awaits him.
In the present: Philip Dryden is reporting on an archaeological dig at the old POW camp, when a body is uncovered.
But there is something odd: the man appears to have been shot in the head, and the position indicates that he was trying to get into the camp, not escape it.
It's a puzzle which excites Dryden far more than the archaeologists or the police.
That is, until a second, more recent, body is discovered...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 400 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 06/07/2006
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780141018638
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Review by elkiedee
This is the third in the series about Philip Dryden, who has taken a job reporting on his local newspaper - this time he gets caught up in finding out about the Italian prisoners of war who were interned locally during WWII. These books are quite atmospheric, and I liked the way Dryden gets caught up in caring about the lives of those he encounters during this investigation, to the point where a man who is terrified of dogs is entrusted with dog sitting.