Proteus by Simon Hawkins
The body of local resident and London investment banker,
Michael Defreitas, is found on the common in Gerrards
Cross. The immaculately dressed body is headless.
Shock! A murder in GX? What will happen to property prices?
Old Etonian DCI Tom Sparks is the unfortunate officer who is sent on a goose chase that leaves a string of crimes and bodies strewn acrosshis patch and beyond.
Paid assassins and organised crime thugs rear their ugly heads in leafy middle England.
In his debut thriller Simon Hawkins introduces Tom Sparks and his motley team of detectives and sends them on a mad-cap who-done-it.
Did someone mention Ponzi scheme?