A protest group hits the headlines when unrest at a women’s peace camp explodes into murder. Already on the scene, journalist Lindsay Gordon desperately tries to strike a balance between personal and professional responsibilities.
As she peels back the layers of deception surrounding the protest and its opponents, she finds that no one — ratepayer or reporter, policeman or peace woman — seems wholly above suspicion. Then Lindsay uncovers a truth that even she can scarcely believe.
Series: Lindsay Gordon Series
UK Publisher: Women’s Press
Literary agent: David Higham Associates
Publication date UK: 1989
Val McDermid is an inspiration.
McDermid’s snappy, often comic prose keeps the story humming.
— Publishers Weekly
A well-pitched and topical mystery.
— Sunday Times
A terrific tale of conflict and contradictions, of conscience, choices and loyalties.
— The Midwest Book Review