Frederick Troy was twenty-nine years old in 1944. While London was
recovering from the bombings that ravished parts of the city, Det.
Sgt. Troy was recovering from a gunshot that ravished his kidney
and small intestine. Thus the theme is set for the latest novel in
this mystery series as it compares and contrasts the fallout
wrought by world warfare and gang warfare.
Ladslaw Kolankiewicz, arms expert and longtime friend, insists on
teaching Troy how to defend himself. So even though Troy believes
in an unarmed police force, he spends weeks becoming proficient in
every handgun available because Kolankiewicz does not want to see