Ian Hart stars in this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation, as Patricia Highsmith's infamous Ripley. Tom Ripley detests murder unless it is absolutely necessary. He prefers someone else to do the dirty work. But if he's called on to act there is no one more cool, calculating and clever. A few years after the death of Dickie Greenleaf, Ripley Under Grounds find Tom living in luxury in a French chateau with his beautiful wife Heloise - but the clever art forgery which funds Tom's expensive tastes is about to be uncovered. Tense, thrilling and atmospheric, the second of five dramatisations that are perfect evocations of Highsmith's unique, complex and brilliantly twisted crime novels. Published by arrangement with William Heinemann, one of the publishers in the Random House Group Ltd. Any duplication or exploitation of the Recording other than for one-time home or personal use constitutes copyright infringement and may be subject to civil and criminal penalties.