Sitting in a Lloyd Loom chair on a Narrow Boat, moored on the Kennet and Avon Canal near Reading, a dead man stares into oblivion. Who is he and what is his name?
Detective Chief Inspector Michael Lambert from Thames Valley Police Authority unravels a murder case which stretches from Reading to Bulgaria, South Africa to Belorussia, and finally Taiwan to Peru. What at first appears to be a straightforward murder is revealed to be part of an international manhunt, the result of a major arms deal which has gone horribly wrong. Patrick Brigham begins his story with the discovery of a small mobile phone on the narrow boat which ends with the murder of a Chinese shipping magnate in the streets of London.
Will anyone’s life be the same again and how will our provincial policeman cope with these different layers of intrigue? In Judas Goat – The Kennet Narrow Boat Mystery, Patrick Brigham manages to achieve a feeling of growing suspense which few could achieve in such a murder mystery.