Slow Poison opens in Amsterdam in the days around the feast of Saint Nicholas in December in the mid 1980's.
The brutal slaying of a British tourist and the subsequent arrest and imprisonment of a young football supporter sparks off an orgy of violence. But the killing is no random act. The boy is innocent. The real killer returns to England to begin the final chapter of an obsessive campaign of revenge spanning several decades.
The twisted acts of violence and vengeance are punctuated by the pages of a stolen diary written in the dark days of the second world war. The killer identifies with the unspeakable horrors of the death camp as he coldly wreaks revenge for a series of traumatic events that took place in the mid 1950s on a Gloucestershire council estate.
The story culminates with an abduction and a bloody siege high in the snowbound Cotswold hills...
In conjunction with the recent release of Slow Poison by local author, musician and broadcaster Casimir Greenfield, we have obtained an excerpt of the book which you can read below:
Slow Poison is available now and can be purchased via amazon.co.uk