When fashion photographer and ex-cop Owen Tanner's Scandinavian wife Karin vanishes from his apartment, he assumes that she has left him and their marriage is over.

But then his home is ransacked and he begins to wonder if he has jumped to the wrong conclusion.

And when he receives a distressed call from Karin in Sweden, his suspicions are confirmed.

Owen leaves immediately for Scandinavia, determined to find out the truth.

During the crossing, he meets beautiful Finlander Eija Karlsson who seems keen to help him in his quest.

But the couple are not alone.

When Own realises he is being tailed by an old colleague from the force, the Norwegian police and other more sinister figures, he finds himself somehow caught up in the middle of a hunt for international diamond thieves.

As events reach a climax, Owen finds himself falling for Eija, and uncovers a conspiracy behind his wife's departure that is more terrifying than anything he could have imagined...

Praise for Roger Ormerod:



'Eclectic, underrated, Ormerod can be relied upon to come up with the startling goods' - Sunday Times

'I am glad to announce that the detective novel is still alive and well in Mr Ormerod's skilful hands' - The Spectator

Roger Ormerod
(1920-2005) was a prolific writer of ingenious and densely plotted crime novels - some 35 in all - which were published in the UK and the USA. He lived in Wolverhampton and amongst other things worked as a civil servant and as a Social Security inspector - backgrounds which he made full use of in his fiction, as he did with his hobbies of painting and photography.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

September 1999 : UK Hardback

Title: Parting Shot
Author(s): Roger Ormerod
ISBN: 0-7089-4126-5 / 978-0-7089-4126-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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July 1998 : UK Hardback
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Title: Parting Shot
Author(s): Roger Ormerod
ISBN: 0-7278-5380-5 / 978-0-7278-5380-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
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September 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Parting Shot
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