An officer in London's Metropolitan police, Robbie Mclaughlan, shoots and kills a bank robber who is holding a small child as hostage, saving the child and a fellow officer. The experience nevertheless results in the unraveling of his private and professional life. The man he killed was the son of a powerful and hardened crime family who seek a terrible revenge. When the family of the dead man learn MacLaughlan's identity, they abduct his young son and the only man that can help MacLaughlan is the one man he dispises.Great suspense and a thrilling story.
"J. Wallis Martin is writing the best English suspensenovels out there. THE LONG CLOSE CALL gripped me from its first page and held me until its final word" - ELIZABETH GEORGE
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When Robbie McLaughlan, a Flying Squad officer with London's Metropolitan Police, shoots and kills a robber during a bank raid, his private and professional life begin to fall apart.