Oracle

Blood calls for blood.

Near the ancient Temple of Apollo, young environmentalists protest outside an international conference. Inside, business lobbyists mingle with politicians, seeking profit and influence. Then the charismatic leader of the protest goes missing.

A body is discovered, placed like an offering to the gods. The next day a broken corpse is found at the foot of the cliffs where blasphemers were once tossed to their deaths.

As a storm closes in and strange lights are seen on the mountain, the conference is cut off. Is a killer stalking them? Or are primal forces reaching out from the past? Like the cryptic Oracle of Delphi, Cassandra Fortune must supply the answers before the conference is over. And before more die.

Justice will be done, but what kind of justice?

‘Tensions, murder, skilled plotting. Congratulations on a terrific read.’ Elizabeth Buchan bestselling author of Two Women in Rome.

‘Cassie Fortune is as fearless and shrewdly observant as any classic adventure hero. Will the Furies catch up with her in this very modern political thriller set amid the ruins of ancient Greece?’ V B Grey, author of Tell Me How It Ends

‘One of my must read books of 2021 so far. Highly recommended.’ Jacky Gramosi Collins aka Dr Noir ( of Noir at the Bar, Newcastle Noir and Crime Cymru ).

‘An intriguing tale of mystery, murder and high drama… Oracle brings you in to a world where nothing seems simple; the characters are vividly portrayed, their tense, pacy exchanges convey precisely the mood of the drama, and often, by dint of what they don’t say, the characteristics they perhaps would prefer to remain out of sight.’ The Yorkshire Times

‘Plague was gripping and original, and Oracle is a masterful sequel. Fearless, frightened and foolhardy, the brave and clever Cassie Fortune is rapidly becoming one of my favourite literary heroines.’ Steve Sheppard, author of A Very Important Teapot.

‘Ancient mythology, religious belief and forms of justice break through into the present-day narrative and recent history adds to the jeopardy.’   Annemarie Neary author of The Orphans.

‘The plot twists and turns like the switchbacks on the mountain trails of Parnassus. Anderson peppers her tale with clues, some more obvious than others. Which to follow and which to ignore is the game she sets the reader. Grab a copy and find out.’ The Clapham Society

‘What a splendid sequel. ‘Oracle’ is a page-turner, an engaging and absorbing read.’  David Armstrong, playwright (listed Branagh New Writing Award 2020)

‘The story is an epic adventure and marries Greek mythology with current-day environmental issues in an enticingly, utterly readable way.’  Librarian.

Available at Bookshop.org, Amazon and Claret Press web-site ( free postage & packing while stocks last )from 5th May 2021.