The Eyewitness, Paperback
5 out of 5 (1 rating)


Jack Solomon is a messenger of death. Working in the fractured remains of Yugoslavia, his task is to identify the victims of ethnic cleansing and to tell families that their loved ones are never coming home. Years of working in the killing fields have desensitised the former London policeman to the horrors of war, but when a truck containing twenty-six bodies is pulled from a lake, Solomon is unable to walk away from the case. He sets out to track down the only survivor of the massacre, a young girl on the run from the killers.

Solomon's hunt for the last witness leads from the brothels of Sarajevo to the high-stakes world of London's internet prostitution - where he will discover that the killers are closer to home than he thinks ...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416 pages, n/a
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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  • Category: Thriller / suspense
  • ISBN: 9780340734094



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I chanced upon this for 99p in a clearance sale and I'm so glad I did. Steven Leather seems to be an excellent thriller author and I understand he has a fairly extensive back catalogue. This novel follow Jack Solomon, ex-cop with a flawed character and a shady past. At the start of the book he is investigating the remains of those buried in mass graves in the former Yugoslavia. His obsession with a particular case leads hime into the dark world of human trafficking, prostitution and gangland murder. Solomon is a likeable hero, if somewhat naive for an ex-vice cop and the bad guys are particularly bad and brutal. Highly recommended

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