Cambridge-educated Colin Butler spent many years teaching English and German in schools and universities. He's lived in Germany and Canada as well as the UK and he's published successfully on Shakespeare's plays, so he's no stranger to violence, treachery and malice. "They're always with us," he says. "Their forms change but that's all."
A shark attack off Florida, a deadly gas find in the North Sea, a pair of hired killers and a Russian hardman with his own agenda form interwoven strands in a complex web that will test to the utmost Willem van Piet and the Serious Risks Office in London