"They came into the Port of London from every corner of the world, the big ships and the little ships, the tankers and the tugs, the liners and the banana boats, the modern ships and the old".
"Not only was the river the highway for the food which fed the nation; it could also be the highway for those fed of crime".
A teenage girl is abducted. A young man is tortured, beaten and drowned in a river's dark depths. Commander George Gideon of Scotland Yard must use all his powers to solve the case before it’s lost with the tide…
Master crime fiction writer John Creasey's near 600 titles have sold more than 80 million copies in over 25 languages across 100 countries under both his own name and more than 20 other pseudonyms. His style varied with each identity and led to him being regarded as a literary phenomenon. Amongst the many series written were Gideon of Scotland Yard, The Toff, The Baron, Dr. Palfrey and Inspector West, as JJ Marric, Michael Halliday, Patrick Dawlish and others.
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