John Williams thought he was alone on the bleak face of Moel Celyn in Snowdonia until the first sighting bullet cracked into the rock close beside him, Seconds later he was dead… And the police have scarcely begun their investigation when a second victim falls to a rifle shot as accurate and as apparently purposeless as before.
Sent from Scotland Yard after the second killing Chief Superintendent Staunton and his younger associate, Detective Inspector Wyndsor, begin quickly to organize their search, each officer working from characteristically congenial headquarters—Staunton from ‘The Yellow Fox’ in Bala; Wyndsor from a family with an exceptionally pretty daughter.
Meanwhile the reader has the eerie and frightening privilege of watching the gunman, without being able to identify him, as he makes his preparations for the third kill, and the next. Always in urgent counterpoint is the detectives’ desperate search for clues which will help to forestall further deaths.
There is a horrifying climax to events in this new Staunton and Wyndsor novel.