By David Belbin
In Nottingham, 1997, Labour MP Sarah Bone celebrates a profitable crusade to safe an allure for convicted assassin Ed Clark. yet she quickly discovers that he will be accountable in the end. pushed to discover the reality approximately Ed, she additionally has to struggle crucial election of a new release, one she is predicted to lose. Nick Cane can be clean out of criminal. operating illegally as a cabby, he reveals he's now a colleague to Ed Clark. and because he's seeing Polly Bolton, the sister of the guy Ed is intended to have murdered, Nick must locate the reality up to Sarah does.
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