The legacy of Jack the Ripper lives on When Phillip Tarpin is summoned from London to take up a top executive position at a New York publishing house, fortune seems to be smiling on him. But he is soon to be a victim of past history and past secrets. When his mother dies suddenly, he begins to discover disturbing facts about the father he never knew. Then two unrelated pro...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published December 1st 2004 by Severn House Publishers
(first published November 12th 1992)
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In 1964, Gardner began his novelist career with The Liquidator, in which he created a richly comic character named Boysie Oakes who inadvertently is mistaken to be a tough, pitiless man of action and is thereupon recruited into a British spy agency. Oakes is, in actuality, a devout coward with many other character failings who wants nothing more than to be left alone and is terrified by the situat...moreMore about John E. Gardner...