Life is dangerous when you have everything to lose. Famous, beautiful and talented, Heike Gunn has the world at her feet. Then, one day, she simply vanishes.

Meanwhile, journalist Jack Parlabane has lost everything: his career, his marriage, his self-respect. A call for help from an old friend offers a chance for redemption — but only if he can find out what happened to Heike. Pursued by those who would punish him for past crimes, Parlabane enters the secret-filled world of Heike’s band, Savage Earth Heart, a group at breaking point. Each of its members seems to be hiding something, not least its newest recruit Monica Halcrow, whose alleged relationship with Heike has become a public obsession.

Monica’s own story, however, reveals a far darker truth. Fixated on Heike from day one, she has been engulfed by paranoia, jealousy and fear, as she discovers the hidden price of fame. From Berlin to Barcelona, from the streets of Milan to remote Scottish islands, Parlabane must dredge up old secrets to find Heike before it’s too late.

Author

Christopher Brookmyre

Christopher Brookmyre is a Scottish novelist whose novels mix politics, social comment and action with a strong narrative. He has been referred to as a Tartan Noir author. 

Country of Origin

Books:

Series:

Series: Jack Parlabane

Book Number:
7
2016
Book Number:
6
2015
Book Number:
4
2015
Book Number:
3
2015
Book Number:
2
1997

Series: Jasmine Sharp

Book Number:
3
2013
Book Number:
2
2012
Book Number:
1
2011

Series: Raven, Fisher and Simpson

Book Number:
1
2018
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ISBN
9780802123640
Year of Publication
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Book Number (in series)
6
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