Grove Press

Books published by Grove Press

Clean Hands

A phone lifted from a lawyer’s pocket holds documents crucial to a dispute between two banks. Fast recovery is essential.

Reviewed on 27 November 2021 by Chris Roberts

Hammer To Fall

Joe Wilderness spies for Britain in 1960s Finland and Prague and runs into several people with whom he shares a history.

Reviewed on 19 September 2020 by Chris Roberts

Don't Send Flowers

When Cristina De Leon is kidnapped, her wealthy father recruits ex-cop Carlos Trevino to get her back. Given that she is probably in the hands of one of the murderous local gangs, his chances of survival don’t look too good.

Reviewed on 10 August 2019 by Chris Roberts

Friends and Traitors

Frederick Troy, a member of the Metropolitan Police, forms an unlikely friendship with Guy Burgess, even though he is aware that he is probably a spy. Burgess's reappearance after his defection to the Soviet Union, puts Troy in danger.

Reviewed on 24 May 2018 by Arnold Taylor

The Borrowed

Six stories detailing feats of detection by Hong Kong police officer Sonny Lok and his mentor, Kwan Chun-dok, over nearly 50 years in the force.

Reviewed on 07 January 2017 by Chris Roberts

The Unfortunate Englishman

Joe Wilderness is in a West Berlin jail after having unintentionally shot a woman whom he was trying to smuggle to the West. Just when it seems that he is going to be there for a long time, his father-in-law, a senior member of MI5, comes to his rescue - but it is at a price.

Reviewed on 26 November 2016 by Arnold Taylor

The White Van

Drifter Emily Rosario is plunged into a world of confusion and fear when she is used as a pawn in a bank raid. As she struggles to escape, she is pursued by a desperate policeman who sees the stolen money as the solution to his own problems.

Reviewed on 29 August 2015 by John Cleal