A Traitor to His Blood
St Pauls, Bristol. 1980. Joseph Tremaine ‘JT’ Ellington, fast approaching retirement, has long abandoned his career as a private investigator. One of the few lights in his life has flickered out. His fiancée is dead – leaving him to raise his 15-year-old niece, Chloe, alone.
JT’s days are bleak; his nights tormented by ghosts. But, still, the dangers and temptations of old call to him . . .
Then, when the unscrupulous wife of a local preacher mysteriously vanishes, JT is convinced to take on the search for the missing woman. But at what cost?
Reluctant and wary, JT is determined to keep his distance from the seedy, deadbeat world of the Bristol night. But death is all around. When he appeals to his cousin Vic for help, JT’s fight for survival against the dark forces of Obeah, treachery and trauma only intensifies . . .
Published: 2 September 2021
Format: 198x129mm, Paperback
Extent: 336 pages
About the Author
M.P. Wright was born in Leicestershire in 1965. He was employed in various roles within the music industry before working as a private investigator. He retrained in 1989 and spent the next twenty years in the mental health and probation services in the UK, specialising in risk assessment. A self-confessed aficionado of film, music and real ale, and father of two beautiful daughters, Mark lives with his partner and their two Rottweiler dogs, Tiff and Dylan. His first novel, Heartman was longlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger in 2015.