It is in the silent spaces between the facts that the truth often hides
When his most celebrated case is suddenly reopened, Detective Chief Inspector Jejeune's long-buried secrets threaten to come to light. Meanwhile, his girlfriend, Lindy, faces an unseen threat of her own, one which Jejeune may not be able to protect her from. Between fending off inquiries from the internal review and an open murder case to solve, more than ever Jejeune will have to rely on the help of the stalwart Sergeant Danny Maik. But Maik is learning things on his own that have caused him to question his DCI's actions, both past and present. In the current case, and in the former one, the facts seem clear enough. But often the most insidious lies hide behind the most honest-seeming truths.
Steve Burrows has pursued his birdwatching hobby on five continents. He is a former editor of the Hong Kong Bird Watching Society Magazine and a contributing field editor for Asian Geographic. Steve now lives in Oshawa, Ontario. The first three instalments in the Birder Murder series are A Siege of Bitterns, A Pitying of Doves, and A Cast of Falcons.
"A rattling good read [...] Burrows knows his birds, but he knows how to create a page-turner, too, so keep it handy for downtime between birding expeditions."
"An excellent police procedural set in rural Norfolk, with enjoyable characters and a strong conservation slant."
– Mystery People