‘There are many ways to die. Plague is only one.

Work on a London tube line is halted by the discovery of an ancient plague pit and in it, a very recent corpse. A day later another body is found, also in a plague pit. This victim is linked to the Palace of Westminster, where rumours swirl around the Prime Minister and his rivals.

As the number of deaths climbs, the media stokes fear. Government assurances are disbelieved. Everyone feels threatened. This has to be resolved and fast.

A disgraced civil servant and a policeman must find the answer before Westminster closes for recess. Power, money and love curdle into a deadly brew that could bring down the Mother of all Parliaments.

Time is running out. And it’s not clear what – or who – will survive.’

‘Riveting mystery’  ‘Fabulous book.’ ‘Gorgeously written. You won’t be able to put it down.’ ‘Thoroughly absorbing.’ ‘A great, page turning read.’   NetGalley reviews.

‘A peculiarly prescient, politically astute, at times creepy and thoroughly absorbing psychological murder mystery. The timing is spot-on and the narrative compelling’  Steve Sheppard, author.

‘The characters came alive in my head and I just couldn’t put it down. A book that deals with power and the greed that fuels those who will do anything to gain more and more, without any thought of others. Are people outside the law? Well some may believe they are for the greater good. Highly recommended.’  Rachelle, Australia

‘This exciting murder mystery is a real treat. I wanted to finish it in one go. Set in present day London it gives a fascinating insight into a little known part of the history of the city and is peculiarly in tune with current times. It’s a pacey, thrilling story, a real page turner which will keep the reader’s attention and interest from the word go.’ Book Club reader, West Midlands.

‘This is a splendid new novel which goes beyond the usual ambit of crime and detective fiction. The political intrigues are fascinating and the insights on offer come from a thorough analysis and close observation. From all aspects, this story and the way it unfolds are gripping, authentic and credible.’ Dave, Writers Circle reader, London.