Judas Goat - The Kennet Narrow Boat Mystery

ABOUT Patrick Brigham

Patrick Brigham
Patrick has recently written two stand-alone novels, quite unlike his famous police thrillers. Last year he published Goddess of The Rainbow, which is a series of short stories about a terrible flood and how it affects the inhabitants of Orestiada, and his most recent novel takes him bac More...



Sitting in a Lloyd Loom chair on a Narrow Boat, moored on the Kennet and Avon Canal, a dead man stares into oblivion. Who is he and what is his name? Chief Inspector Michael Lambert from Thames Valley Police Authority unravels a murder case which stretches from Reading to Bulgaria, South Africa to Belorussia, and finally Taiwan to Peru. What at first appears to be a straightforward murder is revealed to be part of an international manhunt, the result of a major arms deal which has gone horribly wrong. The story begins with the discovery of a small mobile phone on the narrow boat and ends with the murder of a Chinese shipping magnate in the streets of London. Will anyone’s life be the same again and how will our provincial policeman cope with these different layers of intrigue?