Fast-paced, high-octane thriller featuring globe-trotting chemical engineer Dr Jaq Silver
Jaq Silver can’t catch a break. After escaping almost certain death at the hands of her old chemical industry employers, she soon finds herself up to her neck in even hotter water. Deep in debt, she decides to take on a risky contract in China to earn money and investigate the rather mysterious disappearance of an old student. Nothing is as it seems, never more so when the factory completely vanishes overnight...
From fraudulent art auctions in London to a troupe of male strippers in Shanghai, the mystery of the vanishing factory begins to look ever more complicated as the days pass. Can Jaq work out what happened – and whether it has anything to do with her nemesis Frank Good – before time runs out?
As Jaq is pulled further and further into a murky underworld of deceit and corruption, things soon take an explosive turn.
'Action, intrigue and a stonkingly modern heroine. It's a blast.' Sunday Times Crime Club
‘Intricate, seductive and thrilling. Erskine’s writing glows with wit and danger. And can’t help reminding you, with every page turned, of how close we all are to detonation.’ Ross Armstrong, author of The Watcher
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