Journalist Orin Perth disappears somewhere in East Africa after delivering a powerful article on Christine Lokeka whose son Paul has been snatched by the militia that raided her village. Orin's mother Liz, herself a retired reporter, is determined to find her son. Heedless of her battle with cancer, she heads into the field in search of him. As Liz and Christine deal with their sons' disappearances in their...
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Harry Flack is reliable and his judgement is cast-iron. For years, as the longest-serving night-lawyer for The Record, he has kept the newspaper out of court. But on the last day of his working life, a new editor arrives. It's Eddie Conrad, and Flack has reasons to seek revenge on him for affairs between them and others that are set deep in the past Eliminating legal problems has been Flack's life. He knows...
In 1960, David, a young London biologist researching in the Scottish Islands encounters a Blue Whale - Tisala. David becomes convinced that the whale is trying to communicate. With the help of an acoustic engineer a breakthrough is made. Two worlds meet. The whale, Tisala, wants David to help save the few remaining Blue Whales from being hunted to extinction. Set against the background history of whaling, t...
Shanghai Passenger follows Ruby, a young Scottish writer who has just landed in Shanghai, as she attempts to write her first novel in the world's most exciting metropolis. Having found her new best friend Rose and fallen in love with Roman, it seems that life couldn't be better. Until it stops being better. The novel weaves the ancient story of Zhuangzi's Dream of the Butterfly with a coming-of-age story th...