A bloody police operation in Paris, 1961, against Algerian pro-independence demonstrators is the starting point for Robert Goddard’s new novel. On a stifling afternoon at Police HQ in Algiers, Superintendent Taleb, coasting towards retirement, is handed a ticking time bomb of a case which will take him deep into Algeria's troubled past. It is not what history tells us, but rather what it does not tell us that is the inspiration for Goddard's compelling fiction.
Duration: 1 hour
‘One of the finest crime writers of any generation …’ Geoffrey Wansell, Daily Mail