A Boston Globe Best Book of the Year: From Berlin to Barcelona, sex, drugs, rock ’n’ roll, and murder make for “tantalizing . . . fantastic thriller fare” (Booklist).
Celebrated, beautiful, and talented, rock star Heike Gunn had everything . . . right up until she vanished. Meanwhile, Scottish journalist Jack Parlabane just watched his career and marriage vanish, along with his reputation, after landing himself on the wrong end of a scandal. But when he gets a call for help from Heike’s manager, Parlabane sees a shot at redemption.
As Parlabane enters the backstage world of Heike’s band, he discovers each member has plenty to hide. Paranoia, jealousy, guilt, and obsession are getting the best of them. Just like they got to Heike. But as he pursues the superstar’s reckless past—from Milan to the Scottish islands—Parlabane is forced to confront his own dark history. As secrets start colliding, he’d better find Heike before it’s too late for both of them.
Christopher Brookmyre’s prize-winning series continues with a “country-hopping plot [that] looks back to Graham Greene and John Buchan, but . . . [it’s] bang up-to-date” (The Sunday Times).