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Jigsaw by Campbell Armstrong


Jigsaw by Campbell Armstrong

On a bitter winter evening, during rush hour, a bomb explodes in a crowded train in the London underground. More than a hundred people are horrifically and senselessly slaughtered. In the absence of any terrorist claims come distressing unanswerable questions: Who planted the device? And why? A few hours later in a Mayfair flat a young prostitute is murdered and an enigmatic message written in blood is left in her room... It is addressed to Frank Pagan, counter-terrorist specialist, who has been shunted aside by the political infighting at Special Branch, but is now brought back from exile to investigate the most terrifying case of his career. Pagan, who moves in his own mysterious ways, who flaunts the rule-book and follows his own instincts, is plunged into a darkening puzzle more sinister than a bomb in an underground tunnel. He finds himself pitted against two old adversaries: the deranged terrorist Carlotta, a woman whose appetite for blood is matched only by Pagan's hunger for justice - and the ghost of Jig, his most famous antagonist, whose death has given birth to new demons.

About the Author

Campbell Armstrong
Campbell Armstrong was born in Glasgow in 1944 and educated at Sussex University where he obtained a BA degree. Three years after his first novel was published in 1968, he moved to the United States, where he taught creative writing. He lived there for twenty years with his wife and children, and produced twenty novels before moving to Ireland in 1991. He has been in the front rank of modern thriller writers for many years, and his bestselling novels include the highly acclaimed Jig series. His recent heartbreaking memoir, ‘All That Really Matters’, was also a remarkable success, particularly in Scotland and Ireland, where it was a No 1 bestseller. Following the international success of ‘Jig’ (1987), many of his books, including ‘Brainfire’ and ‘Asterisk’, are once again available in the United Kingdom.

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Publication date

1st July 2012


Campbell Armstrong

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Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd


480 pages


Thriller / suspense



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