Sunday, June 30, 2013
BLACKOUT - John Lawton
This is the first of John Lawtons 'Inspector Troy' stories. I have read the series backwards so unforunately I knew what happened to several of the characters in this story but it is a good stand alone mystery and is stronger than several of the later novels.
A dismembered body is found on a bomb site in 1944 London. Troy traces this to several other killings involving communists living in the city.
The security services and the US Army all become involved as do several women who all play a part in Troys' life in later episodes. A good story and a good character.