“One Fight at a Time”

Spring, 1950. The city of Bristol is broken. The physical and emotional scars of World War Two are slow to heal.

Good people are struggling to get by, while an organised criminal underclass is thriving.

Days before his repatriation home, American GI Ed Grover pays a visit to a family who had shown a stranger an extraordinary kindness nine years earlier.

The family’s only son, Harry, has disappeared. In a bedsit, Grover finds the body of a young man with his throat cut.

Paperback: 360 pages
Publisher: Williams & Whiting
ISBN: 9781912582006


Praise from readers

“Closing the Distance” has a diamond hard centre. The action is terrific, the story grips and holds on, and the ending is a grade A surprise.

— Steve Timmins