The Beautiful game just got deadly. Scott Manson needs to leave London. His job managing London City football team is over, and it cuts deep to watch them play on without him. But changing your life isn't as simple as all that. When Scott takes up a new position in Shanghai, he gets caught up in an elaborate sting mounted by a rival team. And when he quits that for a job in Barcelona, it turns out that his new employers only want him for his detective skills: their star player is missing and they need to find him fast. As Scott tracks the player from Paris to Antigua, he uncovers corruption, kidnapping - and murder...
'Novelist Philip Kerr, author of the superb Berlin Noir series, meanwhile brings crisp plotting and characterisation to football in his Scott Manson thrillers, January Window , Hand of God and False Nine ' Guardian (2015 Books of the Year).
Philip Kerr is the bestselling author of the Bernie Gunther thrillers, for which he received a CWA Dagger Award. He was born in Edinburgh and now lives between London and Cornwall. He is a life-long supporter of Arsenal.