The Cold Light of Dawn (Signed copy)
Signed by Graham Ison
First edition, first printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 20.5 × 13cm, 223pp.
Signed with a warm dedication by Graham Ison to the ffep.
As dawn breaks on the coast of Brittany, a retired colonel finds the body of an attractive young redhead washed up on the beach... In the search for her identification the French police pass her picture to the CID at Scotland Yard, and it is from there that an enquiry spirals into action. As the facts come in slowly but surely, Detective Chief Inspector Harry Tipper and his assistant, Charlie Markham, begin to form a picture of the dead woman and her life, and it's a very strange one at that; provoking sympathy on the one hand and revulsion on the other.
Graham Ison enjoyed a thirty-year career in Scotland Yard's Special Branch, he was involved in several espionage cases and the investigation into the escape of the spy George Blake. He spent four years at 10 Downing Street as Protection Officer to two Prime Ministers and also served as second-in-command of the Diplomatic Protection Group.
A very good copy. The pages are slightly tanned but clean. The dustwrapper has not been price-clipped and barring a little fading to the spine is also very good.