The Hollow Man
By Oliver Harris
(Harper Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780062136718, 470pp.)
Publication Date: October 2012
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Waking up on Hampstead Heath not far from a crashed squad car, Detective Nick Belsey wants outout 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 opportunitya new identity and a fortunewaiting 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 brilliantand deadlyscheme.
Combining dark humor, dazzling twists, and a sharp narrative style, The Hollow Man is a tour de force of suspenseand the debut of an extraordinary new writer.