The Tunnel Rats by Stephen Leather
Author of Private Dancer
Two murders, thousands of miles apart: one in London, one in Bangkok. The bodies brutally mutilated: an ace of spades impaled upon their chests.
In Washington, a US senator receives photographs of the corpses. And realises that his past has come back to haunt him.
Nick Wright is the detective trying to solve the mystery of the double killing. His hunt for a motive takes him to the tunnels in Vietnam, where the American tunnel rats fought the dirtiest battle of the war against the Viet Cong.
But his search places him in grave danger with a killer determined to protect the secrets of the tunnels. At whatever cost…
“Stephen Leather should be nestling in your bookshelves alongside Frederick Forsyth and Jack Higgins.” The Daily Mail
“A well-constructed and fast-moving plot…stunning…another top-notch thriller.” Yorkshire Evening Post
Leather, a frequent visitor to the Land of Smiles, is the author of seventeen thrillers that have been translated into more than a dozen languages, including Private Dancer, set in Bangkok, and The Solitary Man, set in Thailand and Hong Kong. He has sold more than a million books worldwide. Two of his novels, The Bombmaker and The Stretch, have been filmed for television in the UK and he has written for TV shows such as London’s Burning and the BBC’s Murder In Mind.