From the Publisher:
Framed for a grisly murder, one man must descend into London's criminal underground to uncover the truth behind a deadly conspiracy||The classic Jack Higgins thriller||
When a young woman approaches Matt Brady from the shadows of the London night and invites him to accompany her back to her London apartment, it seems like a dream. But the next morning he awakes to a nightmare: the woman's body lies dead on the floor, and the police are hauling him off to prison for a murder he did not commit.
Brady's insatiable quest for the truth drives him to break out of prison and infiltrate London's sordid criminal underworld, where he must confront the man who framed him in a deadly final showdown.
Though born in Newcastle-on-Tyne, Jack Higgins grew up in Belfast amid chaotic political unrest made even more significant by his family's political involvements. He later moved to Leeds, where he earned a teacher's certificate in 1958. This allowed him to acquire a variety of teaching positions that took him through Yorkshire and eventually to London, where he received a B.S. in sociology at the University of London in 1962. Before becoming an internationally best-selling author, Higgins held such jobs as circus tent-hand and tram conductor. But when his novel "The Eagle Has Landed" hit the bookstores in 1975, Higgins embarked upon a successful career writing thrillers varying in themes from organized crime to political and military conspiracies.