A government minister in the Foreign Office has vanished into thin air.
On holiday in Crete, Lord Bellingham had been solo trekking in the White Mountains when he mysteriously disappeared. After a vast search and rescue operation, the local police have no leads, save for a mobile phone discarded on a cliff edge.
Assistant Commissioner Louise Mangan of the Met Police is sent to assist in the investigation but soon discovers that there are more layers to this case than the local police realise.
Lady Bellingham is less than forthcoming, the family nanny is hiding something, and a scandal is brewing back in London that could destroy the minister’s reputation for good.
Under pressure from the powers that be, can Louise find the missing minister, or will she discover something much more sinister at play?
Praise for THE LATE TRAIN TO GIPSY HILL and Alan Johnson:
‘Featuring espionage, the Russian Mafia and a gorgeous female on a train with a deadly secret, the tantalising plot has set Alan up for dominance of the bestseller charts for years to come’ Fiona Phillips
‘Is there no limit to his talents? . . . I absolutely loved Alan’s new thriller, it’s brilliant.’ Hunter Davies
‘Blends gentle humour and brutal assassination into a cracking crime thriller.’ The Sun
‘Johnson’s writing style is easy, relaxed, self-deprecating . . . impressive’ Observer
‘Johnson writes wonderfully’ Telegraph
‘This boy can write . . .’ The Spectator