John L Holmes
A novel in 103 scenes…
An exiled senior politician, he knows the assassins sent from home are getting busy. But it is not only violence that threatens him and his outspoken, unsettled wife, Serena, but extradition – having been held in house arrest before, he knows gaol or worse would follow. He is tempted to heed the warnings and retire to a quiet life, but he is restless and obsessed with legacy, whilst others, including his old friend, jocular market stall owner and former journalist, Russo, want him to return to politics. Dissident leaders seek his support, but he finds it difficult to take them seriously. With daily life growing ever more febrile, a new identity could perhaps offer a way out.