Cementing a crack in the Bodine marriage, Henry Bodine and his wife, Simone, adopt a young daughter, Kathy. When Kathy is accidentally poisoned and dies during a sailing holiday in the Caribbean, it's more than Simone can bear. In the midst of a break down, Simone returns to England and turns to prescription drugs in an effort to stay sane. Desperate to escape his wife's suffering, Bodine heads off to the Scottish Highlands. In a remote hotel, trapped by bad winter weather and cut off from the rest of the country, Henry takes solace in a romantic liaison. But when a fellow guest and the hotel manager are both murdered, Henry must untangle the mystery and intrigue that surrounds the place, not to mention the loose ends of his grief, his marriage, and his affair.
About the author
David Hough was born in Cornwall, England, a distant relative of the historian, Dr. A L Rowse. However, because of his father’s work, he lived in the Georgian City of Bath from the age of two. To some extent his love of books was fostered by a competent English teacher at his secondary school, which was housed in a Georgian edifice called Weymouth House. That building was a piece of history. David never understood why they pulled it down to build a clothing store. On the mortgage-paying work front, David spent forty years working as an air traffic controller in Northern Ireland, Scotland and England. The latter part of his career was spent as an instructor at the United Kingdom College of Air Traffic Control. He retired early in 2003 and dedicated his life to writing. Some of David’s stories stem from his own life experience. He was the aerodrome controller on duty at Belfast Airport when troops were flown into the province in 1969. Death in Ireland owes a lot to David’s experience of working in Northern Ireland during the period known as “the Troubles.”
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