Free-wheeling London detective Todd “Ratso” Holtom is on the front-line against a ruthless international gang that imports drugs into the UK and Europe. His nephew has died from drug abuse and Ratso is obsessed with bringing down the London drug baron who seems immune from arrest. The trail leads to the USA and the Bahamas where he is helped by Kirsty-Ann Webber, a svelte Florida detective who has troubles of her own. Mayfair club-land and the Mediterranean feature as Operation Clam races to a climax in a series of dramatic confrontations.

Inspired by the facts of true crime and set against the background of the war in Afghanistan from where the drugs are coming, Ratso enters a political minefield involving London and Washington D.C.

***** “ Engenders the same get-to-the-end compulsion as does a Harlan Coben crime suspense novel”

***** “Could not put it down!”

***** “Wow! What a page turner!… A definite 5-star from me!”

***** “Gripping”

***** “Had me racing through it as fast as the breakneck pace of the narrative!”

***** “Believable yet gripping. Recommended.”

***** “Easy to read and the plot is enthralling!”

***** “A brilliant start to meeting Ratso. A story you can believe in and a gritty style of writing that works.”

***** “Action with a hint of romance and a smattering of copper’s humour gives us a superb novel.”

***** “Great plot, great pace!”

***** “Fantastic read, great characters, gripping storyline.”

***** “Hard to put down!”

***** “Roaring success”