Robert Edric captures with breathtaking economy the sense of portent and uncertainty shared by a community in the aftermath of conflict.
Late summer 1946: the Wash on the Fenland coast. Into a suspicious and isolated community comes James Mercer, until recently a serving captain in the Engineers. As the summer dies, animosities flare, prejudices and enmities are burnished - and Mercer finds himself caught in the centre as events quicken to their violent and unexpected conclusion.
About the AuthorRobert Edric is the pseudonym of Gary Edric Armitage and he writes under both names. He is a prolific author who never stints on quality, as evidenced by his 2002 and 2006 longlistings.