A genre-defying page turner that fuses thriller and speculative fiction with dark fantasy in a hidden world in the heart of Cold War Europe.
It's 1964 and Christopher Winter is trying to carve a new life, a new identity, beyond his days in British Intelligence. Recruited by London's gangland he now finds himself on the wrong side of the law - and about to discover that the secret service has a way of claiming back its own. Who is the fatally alluring succubus working honeytraps for foreign paymasters? What is the true secret of the Shadowless, a fabled criminal cabal deadlier than the Mafia? And why do both parties covet long-buried caskets said to hold the hearts of kings? Winter must confront the buried knowledge of his own past to survive - but is he ready to embrace the magic that created the darkness of Tobias Hart?
Nick Setchfield is a writer and features editor for SFX, Britain's best-selling magazine of genre entertainment in film, TV and books. A regular contributing writer to Total Film, he's also been a movie reviewer for the BBC and a scriptwriter for ITV's Spitting Image. The War in the Dark is his first novel. He lives in Bath.