- Little John
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All based in the heart of the EU. A contract killer is hired to kill a UK politician based in Brussels. It turns into a double murder as the politician is being blackmailed by a journalist from the Edinburgh paper the Daily Standard is and he is killed at the same time. Co-incidentally, another reporter has been sent there by the editor to join his colleague to get him out of the way and to cover the EEC news. The doomed journalist's daughter witnesses the murder so the contract killer is ordered to killl the girl.
The "Man with no Face" is the contract killer, drawn by the gifted but autistic girl. however she is disturbed before she can finish her sketch leaving a detailed drawing of everything but his face.
I wasn't sure about the style at first. I've come to really enjoy Peter May and the standard of this didn't seem quite up to the Modern May. But as it got going I think it turned out just as good.
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