Alexander Fitzpatrick is one of the most wanted men in the Western world. His wealth, accrued through drug trafficking, runs into millions. For the past 10 years there has been no sighting of him; has he gone underground using and alias or is he dead?
When an ex-police officer from the murder squad is found shot in a dank squat, DI Anna Travis is pulled onto the case. As the body count rises and the investigation becomes more complex, suspicion falls on the enigmatic Fitzpatrick. Is he still alive and in the UK? And could he be the killer, wit terrifying access to the most lethal drug in existence?
Lynda La Plante was born in Liverpool and trained for the stage at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Work with the National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company led to a career as a television actress with regular roles in dramas such as 'Fox', 'Minder' and 'The Sweeney'.
La Plante began writing at a young age, but it was while she was filming 'The Gentle Touch' that she wrote four plot outlines and sent them to the show's producers. They were all returned as unsuitable, but on one of her ideas someone had written 'this is wonderful!' That was all the encouragement La Plante needed and that brief synopsis eventually became the phenomenally successful television series 'Widows', nominated for a BAFTA award in 1982.
She went on to write and produce the highly-acclaimed series, 'Prime Suspects' starring Helen Mirren. For this Lynda picked up six BAFTAs, the British Broadcasting Award, the Royal Television Society Writer's Award, the Edgar Allen Poe Writer's Award and an Emmy for Best Miniseries.
She is also the author of 11 international bestselling books: The Legacy, Bella Mafia, Entwined, Cold Shoulder, Cold Blood, Cold Heart, Sleeping Cruelty, Royal Flush, Above Suspicion, Red Dahlia and Clean Cut.
Simon and Schuster Australia
Author: Lynda La Plante