The Boy Who Liked Monsters
By Philip McCutchan
When Commander Shaw of 6D2 is called down to the Shoreham docks to investigate a body found lodged in the funnels of a Turkish merchant ship, the last thing he expects is to recognise the face.
This man is not the first of a string of diplomats who have disappeared under unusual circumstances, and he surely won’t be the last unless Commander Shaw can get to the bottom of it.
But unfortunately for Shaw, there is no shortage of criminals determined to prevent him from doing just that.
And the missing diplomats are just the beginning.
A boy – the six-year-old grandson of America’s leading negotiator, currently in crucial arms reduction talks – is being held hostage, and there’s a high price to pay for his release: Ross MacKenzie must purposefully sabotage the treaty if he is to ever see young James Jervolino alive again.
Commander Shaw and his associate, Felicity Mandrake, must locate the boy and bring him to safety before it’s too late.
For it’s not just one life that’s at stake: but world peace.
The Boy Who Liked Monsters is a gripping novel with new surprises lurking around every corner; a thrilling addition to McCutchan’s Commander Shaw series.
Philip McCutchan (1920-1996) grew up in the naval atmosphere of Portsmouth Dockyard and developed a lifetime’s interest in the sea. Military history was an early interest resulting in several fiction books, from amongst his large output, about the British Army and its campaigns, especially in the last 150 years.