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 king-pin 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.

"I decided to buy this book because it was based on a real case. The plot was fast paced, characters well constructed and believable. The action takes you from the depths of London’s clubland to the Caribbean and back again. Along the way we meet gangsters, chancers and glamorous police women all involved in one of the biggest drug smuggling cases in recent times. There are many twist and turns which makes the book very difficult to put down. I read it over a weekend. I would highly recommend this book as a holiday read. Douglas Stewart has done a great job and has created in Detective Ratso a character who is quick witted, clever and a worthy addition to the action thriller genre." - 5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended By S M Robb

"Amazing couldn’t stop reading, this was worth five stars..." - 5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent couldn’t put it down 12 By Nanny beach