The Home Secretary Will See You Now (Signed copy)
Signed by Graham Ison
First US edition, first printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 21.5 × 14.5cm, 222pp.
Signed by Graham Ison to the title page.
When former actress Elizabeth Lavery is found strangled in her bedroom, both the Commissioner and the Home Secretary are called to Scotland Yard that same night because of the political implications of her murder. The nuts and bolts of the investigation are put into the capable hands of Detective Chief Superintendent John Gaffney of the Yard’s Special Branch. His first task is to try to establish motive. Was she killed by terrorists, a disturbed burglar, a homicidal psychotic, or did she die at the hands of someone she knew?
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.
The book is in very good condition, the dustwrapper a little edgeworn but has not been price-clipped.