Richard House’s epic novel of crime and conspiracy is a hugely ambitious cross-continental saga told in four volumes.

Camp Liberty is an unmanned staging-post in Amrah province, Iraq; a place where the detritus of war is buried, incinerated, removed from memory. Suddenly, plans are announced to transform it into the largest military base in the country, codenamed the Massive. But before this happens, Camp Liberty is hit by an explosive attack. After the dust settles and the survivors are counted it emerges that just one man is missing. Along with $50 million of reconstruction funds...

The Man Booker Prize 2013
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