The road to hell is paved with all sorts of intentions, as Oxford private investigator Zoe Boehm discovers when a straightforward jewelry store robbery turns out to be anything but. When Zoe Boehm agrees to track down the gang who knocked over Sweeney's jewelry shop, she's just hoping to break even in time for tax season. She certainly doesn t expect to wind up in a coffin. But she's about to become entangled with a strange collection of characters, starting with suicidal Tim Whitby, who's dedicating what's left of his life to protecting the pretty, battered Katrina Blake from her late husband's sociopathic brothers, Arkle and Trent. Unfortunately for Zoe, Arkle has a crossbow, Tim has nothing left to lose, and even Katrina has her secrets. And death, like taxes, can t be avoided forever.
About the Author
Mick Herron was born in Newcastle and has a degree in English from Balliol College, Oxford. He is the author of seven other novels, "Down Cemetery Road," "The Last Voice You Hear," "Smoke and Whispers," "Reconstruction," "Slow Horses," "Dead Lions," and "Nobody Walks," as well as the novella "The List." His work has been nominated for the Macavity, Barry, and Shamus Awards, and he has won the CWA Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel. He lives in Oxford and works in London."