“New Friends, Old Enemies”

Spring 1950. Sergeant Major Ed Grover’s new liaison job in Bristol is supposed to be a light touch endeavour, intended to create new friends and connections.

But the death of AWOL GI, Bradley Parsons throws everything out of joint. The city Constabulary wants to investigate the business. The US army wants the body back.

Grover re-connects with KC Zoe Easton and her legal firm, but slides into conflict with the police Serious Crimes Team. In the process, he comes up against second string gangster Rodney Pride, and Maltese club owner Daniel Zampa – the city’s crime supremo.

Events spiral out of control. The new Special Relationship comes under fire. And Grover finds himself caught in the ‘no man’s land’ between friends and foes.

Paperback: 354 pages
Publisher: Diamond Books Ltd
ISBN: 1838402616


Praise from readers

A masterly thriller. “Closing the Distance” is hard to put down. The ending could cause a few surprises.

— David Kitson