When a large chunk of a bank heist vanishes, the thugs who pulled off the job – and survived – are a little upset. One of them, it appears, has different ideas about sharing the loot fairly and it soon becomes every man for himself.

Now, Detective Chief Superintendent Colin Harpur is on the case. This is a search for high stakes, a search in which the competitors will stop at nothing. Not even murder.

‘James has to be the funniest crime writer now trespassing on that twilight territory where fuzz and felons make their moves and talk their humorous heads off, with menace constantly rippling beneath the surface’ Sunday Times