Introducing a thought-provoking thriller, Mercy or Mercenary grabs the reader from the
beginning with tight pacing and takes them on a heartstopping journey. Readers
of Agatha Christie will enjoy this tense, clever story that will make you
question what is morally right when faced with a degenerative illness like
Ralph Maguire, aided by his friend, Duncan Sinclair, and
loving wife, Isabel, is in the middle of writing the biography of well-known
actor Leo Adare, despite suffering from advancing Alzheimer’s. In a shocking
twist, Ralph is found dead and the post mortem reveals that he died from an
overdose of his medication - yet it was impossible for him to get to the
bathroom cabinet unaided. So who administered the dose...and why?
Detective Inspector Kershaw is called in, and as the
investigation deepens, Isabel almost dies from food poisoning, Duncan is twice
pushed into oncoming traffic by an unseen attacker, and Leo Adare’s nephew
makes it very clear that he strongly disapproves of the biography that exposes
Leo’s inner turmoil about his sexuality.
With the list of potential suspects growing by the second -
including an out-of-the-blue illegitimate daughter with demands of her share of
Ralph’s estate - Detective Kershaw is up to his neck in lies and deceit. To get
to the truth, he must decide once
and for all: mercy or mercenary killing...?