Malcome Jaggard is the ‘economic consultant’ trying to get to the bottom of a vicious acid attack on rich industrialist George Ashton’s daughter. What he finds turns his opinion of the man on its head.
Ashton is not quite what he seems, but then, neither is Jaggard. In a story that takes us from England to Sweden and back to Scotland, the mystery of what or who is so terrifying Ashton, builds with relentless power. A novel use for a model train set is key to the plot, as is the dark, looming realisation that a very dangerous project indeed is being pioneered on an island more secure than Alkatraz.