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A brilliant thriller from the No.1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES

No one in Britain writes better crime novels today’ Evening Standard

Interpol have tried and failed to find the terrorist, Witch. Now the combined forces of Scotland Yard and MI5 must try the impossible to prevent a major international incident.

Dominic Elder carries her autograph wherever he goes. Witch is his passion, his obsession. And being retired is no bar to his willingness to restart the hunt. MI5 know that the man who wrote the Witch file is the key to catching their quarry. But the truth isn’t easy to spot. And it is only when an MI5 novice and his French counterpart piece together the smallest of clues, that Witch suddenly looks vulnerable…

Reviews

Britain's No.1 crime writer
DAILY MIRROR
Ian Rankin is perhaps the best and most complex thriller writer in Britain today
DAILY TELEGRAPH
An addictive writer ... a remarkable talent
SPECTATOR
Rankin is the thinking man's thriller writer
IRISH TIMES
Rankin is a master of his craft
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
Rankin is without doubt Britain's best crime novelist
DAILY EXPRESS
There are few writers who can match him for imaginative, multi-layered plots
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