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Drug barons Ralph Ember and Mansel Shale have co-existed peaceably for years, tolerated by Assistant Chief Constable Desmond Iles as a way of keeping violence off the streets. But times are changing.

In a downward spiral of paranoia and panic, Ember fears Shale has a plan to kill him and take over his firm – after all, one of his people has already been gunned down and nobody’s taken the rap for it. Shale is about to remarry and has asked Ember to be best man. Iles and Detective Chief Constable Colin Harpur, alert to their potentially deadly double game, know that they have to act fast to avoid out-and-out carnage.

‘Dazzles . . . a modern morality play of epic scope’ Publishers Weekly