Waiting for the End of the World
William Dougal Crime Series Book 2
By Andrew Taylor
The second book in the acclaimed William Dougal crime series, from Richard & Judy bestselling author and CWA Dagger winner, Andrew Taylor.
The second book in Andrew Taylor's acclaimed William Dougal crime series - from the Richard & Judy bestselling author of The American Boy and The Ashes of London.
William Dougal is blackmailed into doing a job for his old adversary James Hanbury. All he has to do is keep an eye on Dr Vertag, the leader of a lunatic fringe survival group. But he has hardly started when the barman who tried to warn him off is murdered. Suddenly, Zelda appears from Dougal's murky past, just as suddenly she is kidnapped from his flat. His natural desire to rescue her plunges him into a maelstrom of criminal activities. The shadow of James Hanbury hangs over everything. Like truth itself, Hanbury is rarely pure and never simple . . .
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13 Sep 2012
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Hodder & Stoughton
A top-notch suspense novel...bears comparison with the work of Eric Ambler and Graham Greene. — Publishers Weekly
Tense and funny — Booklist
A wry, sly romp . . . a deftly-crafted, hilarious, frightening and macabre tale — Washington Book Review
Andrew Taylor is a master storyteller — Daily Telegraph
Andrew Taylor is one of the most interesting, if not the most interesting novelist writing crime in England today — Harriet Waugh, Spectator