The bestselling author of SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN returns with a Buchan-esque thriller.Traumatised by a tour of duty in Iraq, Richard Gaunt returns home to his girlfriend with very little of a plan in mind.
Finding it difficult to settle into civilian life, he turns to drink and gambling - and is challenged to a bet he cannot resist.
All he has to do is walk from London to Oxford in under twelve hours.
But what starts as a harmless venture turns into something altogether different when Richard recklessly accepts an unusual request from a stranger ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 06/08/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780753826874
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Review by LynnB
This is a very entertaining story about an ex-soldier suffering from PTSD and making bad choices in his life. It's a fast read, touching lightly on issues such as the treatment of soldiers and the war on terror.