It is 1898. The countdown to Britain's war in South Africa has started, driven by national and international pressures.
Newspapers, politicians, the public are being primed to advance and support what will become a foretaste of the horrors of later wars. Two detectives are unintentionally drawn into the epicentre of a powerful conspiracy to shape the outcome of the coming conflict, producing personal pressures neither man could possibly imagine.
Based on actual events, the story takes the reader behind the scenes on both sides of the conflict in Britain and South Africa; into the streets and into the minds of the combatants; into the debates and arguments at the highest and lowest levels of society that echo down the years.
But the novel itself is the subject of investigation by intelligence agencies today.
The story written alludes to some events and characters that should never have been publicised since the information is strictly confidential, protected by government policy.
How has the author managed to access secret files to write her account of the war?
How much further will she take the information she has?
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 372 pages
- Publisher: i2i Publishing
- Publication Date: 25/05/2017
- Category: Historical fiction
- ISBN: 9780995572966