A series I knew nothing about but this was good as a stand alone as well.
A series of inexplicable suicides right across Europe. All eminent men but those with an unsavoury past and no real moral ethics in business. It was business first and last with all these men and this is the only common factor amongst them. Their deaths all varied and somehow the way they died was also linked to how they lived and how they conducted their business. No clues, nothing to link them together except for one sample of DNA left behind at the scene of the murders.
A group of international experts put together under the guidance of Beatrice Stubbs who has to adhere to international rules as well as differing way of doing things as each expert thinks his way is the best way. Disparate to say the least and ruffling feathers and smoothing them is also part of her job.
Unraveling the mystery by finding a common denominator seems the way to go forward and with pressure from above to solve the murders, as the number of deaths rise is not as easy as it seems as you are dealing with a master manipulator and a very clever man (or woman). They always seem to be a step ahead and the author keeps you dangling as to what would happen next.
This was a very cleverly written novel with good characterization.
Sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased review, courtesy of Cameron Publicity & Marketing Ltd