Heav’n hath no rage like love to hatred turn’d.

When the heir to a billion-dollar business empire goes missing in the medieval city of Cambridge in England, PI Evan Buckley heads across the Atlantic on what promises to be a routine assignment. But as Evan tracks Barrett Bradlee from the narrow cobbled streets of the city to the windswept watery expanses of the East Anglian fens, it soon becomes clear that the secretive family who hired him to find the missing heir haven’t told him the whole truth.

Immersed in a thousand years of history and learning, Evan discovers that Barrett’s woes stem from asking the wrong questions of the wrong people – questions about his own family. As he digs deeper, one question refuses to go unanswered – what lies behind Barrett’s obsession with the US Air Force base at Lakenheath, the heart of the CIA’s covert operations in England at the height of the Cold War?

As the mystery unravels, Evan finds himself caught up in a violent showdown that’s been brewing for sixty years, a bitter feud between Barrett’s family and that of a ruthless politician at the core of the British establishment, a desperate man with everything to lose who’ll stop at nothing to prevent the dark secrets of his own family’s past from coming to light.

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Neurotransmitters firing on all cylinders with this one! The best mis-adventure of Evan Buckley story yet!!! Once I started reading, I could not stop; made myself late for work. Brilliant work by a brilliant author. Strap in and hold on tight, this adventure will twist and turn and take you on a thrill ride you won’t soon forget.

Kelly A

Another excellent story in the Evan Buckley series written by a master wordsmith. Excellent plot with lots of twists and turns that surprised me with each page turn. 20 years of family strife and revenge make this an interesting read. Don’t miss it. This is the type of story that will probably in some ways haunt you forever. I know, it will me.


Lots of exciting scenarios, with several twists/turns & a great set of unique characters to keep track of. This could also make another great crime thriller movie, or better yet a mini TV series. A very easy rating of 5 stars.

Tony Parsons

Evan Buckley gets better with each book. As do the story lines. I’ve read these three in a row in only two days! Ready for the next one!


One of the best I’ve read in a while. Plenty to keep any reader totally engrossed. The twist at the end surprised the heck out of me.


Compelling. Fast-paced story that leaves unanswered questions. There is violence but no drag-you-down drama. Intriguing storyline with plenty of twists and gallows humor. Believable characters with distinct personalities. Realistic procedures, actions and reactions. Classic quote and entertaining dialogue.


Wow. I have just found a new author to love and follow. I love the honest grittiness of this new character, his flaws, his heart and his determination. James Harper seems to know the human condition very well and explores it in his writing. With gripping plots and a few helpers this books comes to a very satisfying ending. I recommend it. Soooo good.

Toots Sullivan

I loved this book and its protagonist, Evan Buckley. Every thing about this story is believable and the character development is true to life. Great story and dialogue. I’ll read everything this author turns out.


This book is outstanding and possibly one of the best mystery books I have read! Boy oh boy page turner all the way. I was nervous scared I mean I had all kinds of emotions going on there. I wanted it to end to relieve my stress but was disappointed when it did end. I wanted more!!!!!