MURDEROUSLY SINISTER DYSTOPIAN SATIRE.
Life's easy for Cassandra. The privileged daughter of a cleric, she's been protected from the extremist gangs who enfore the One Church's will. Her boyfriend Ming is a bad influence, fo course, with infadel parents who are constantly in trouble with the religious authorities. But Cass has no intention of letting their different backgrounds drive them apart. Then they stumble across a corpse. Who killed him? How did his body end up in their secret childhood haunt? And is this man's death connected to other, older murders? As the political atmosphere grows feverish, Cass realises she and Ming face extreme danger.
Gillian Philip (born 1964) was raised in Glasgow and Aberdeen. When not swimming in a chilly sea, she liked nothing better than shutting herself in her room to write adventure stories. Philip studied politics and international relations in university and worked as a music shop assistant, a wine sales rep, a theatre usherette, barmaid, typesetter, and political assistant to an MP. She married in 1989 and lived in Barbados for twelve years and took up writing seriously. In the evenings she worked as a singer in a band in an Irish bar, playing a combination of Celtic folk rock, reggae and calypso. She still thinks this is the best fun she’s ever had that didn’t involve writing. In 2001, following the birth of her twins, Gillian ... (more)