Beneath the Streets by Adam Macqueen

Beneath the Streets by Adam Macqueen

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When Jeremy Thorpe hired thugs to kill his ex-lover, they botched it.

What if they had succeeded?‍

‘As boldly conceived as it is vividly realised, Beneath the Streets is a delight’ – John Preston

 

It is February 1976, and the naked corpse of a young rent boy is fished out of a pond on Hampstead Heath. Since the police don’t seem to care, twenty-year-old Tommy Wildeblood – himself a former ‘Dilly boy’ prostitute – finds himself investigating.

Dodging murderous Soho hoodlums and the agents of a more sinister power, Tommy uncovers another, even more shocking crime: the senior politician Jeremy Thorpe has ordered the murder of his former male lover. The trail of guilt seems to lead higher still, and a ruthless Establishment will stop at nothing to cover its tracks.

In a gripping thriller whose cast of real-life characters includes Prime Minister Harold Wilson and his adviser Lady Falkender, Adam Macqueen plays ‘what if’ with Seventies political history – with a sting in the tail that reminds us that the truth can be just as chilling as fiction.

  • Details

    Imprint: Lightning Books

    Publication Date: April 2020

    ISBN: 9781785631733

    Type: Paperback

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