Waking up on Hampstead Heath not far from a crashed squad car, Detective Nick Belsey wants out --- out of London and out of the endless complications of his life. When Alexei Devereux, a wealthy hermit, vanishes, leaving behind a suicide note and his Porsche, Belsey discovers an opportunity --- a new identity and a fortune --- waiting for the taking.
Unfortunately, there are others who share the detective's interest in Devereux, including Scotland Yard. A dead rich man with suspicious financial holdings is bound to have some dangerous ties and a few ruthless enemies. Now, Belsey and his clever plan are about to be overshadowed by far more ambitious players with their own brilliant --- and deadly --- scheme.
Combining dark humor, dazzling twists, and a sharp narrative style, THE HOLLOW MAN is a tour de force of suspense --- and the debut of an extraordinary new writer.