Author(s): Morris West
Even in death, Cassidy is larger than life. Charles Parnell Cassidy is a powerful politician. He's a backroom fixer: generous, but also greedy and cunning. Martin Gregory is his disenchanted protÃ¯Â¿Â½gÃ¯Â¿Â½ who, having married Cassidy's daughter and become a success on his own terms, scorns his father-in-law.When the terminally ill Cassidy arrives in London to die, he makes Gregory the executor of his will and sets a complex trap by offering him the keys to a vast empire of wealth and corruption spanning Australia and Southeast Asia. With Cassidy's evil influence ever-present, Gregory tries to unravel the old man's complicated obligations and debts, while struggling to ensure the security of his family. 'Blends suspense story and political thriller in an engrossing novel.' Daily Mail'As ever West probes awkward issues of conscience with great skill.' Daily Express 'A boldly conceived and ingeniously constructed tale.' The Yorkshire Post
Morris West was one of the great storytellers of the twentieth century. He wrote 28 novels, several of which were made into films, as well as plays and non-fiction. Australian-born, his books have sold nearly 70 million copies worldwide, and have been translated into 28 languages. He is best known for his novels The Devil's Advocate, The Shoes of the Fisherman and The Clowns of God.