Budapest's dark history finally catches up with Detective Balthazar Kovacs in the final instalment in Adam LeBor's Danube Blues Hungarian crime trilogy.
Adam LeBor is the thriller critic of the Financial Times and a veteran former foreign correspondent who lived in Budapest for many years. He is the author of seven novels and eight non-fiction books, including Hitler's Secret Bankers, which was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize. He is an editorial trainer and writing coach for numerous publications and organisations and also writes for the Critic and The Times. He lives in London with his family.
Family secrets and power politics come to the fore
A complex plot is worked out against a lovingly described Budapest in winter
*Sunday Times Crime Club*
This is a serious and educative novel
Plenty of twists and turns in this intelligent and pacy tale
PRAISE FOR THE DANUBE BLUES TRILOGY: 'A first-class crime thriller set in the back-streets of Budapest at the height of Europe's refugee crisis, with an original and engaging protagonist' Charles Cumming. 'LeBor writes fiction with the scrupulous focus of the journalist' Alan Furst. 'Adam LeBor reveals that crime fiction still has exciting new avenues to explore' Val McDermid. 'A page-turning thriller' Irish Times. 'An elegant, atmospheric tale that twists and surprises at every turn' Daily Mail