Indian Summer

Represented by:
Laura Longrigg


Severn House

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Basking in the warmth of an Indian summer, the British Military in Germany hold an Open day to ease the stress of constant movements of personnel to and from war zones. Entertainments include medieval knights, jousting, and, for children, a diver in a water tank fighting synthetic sea monsters. At midnight, guards discover a body in the tank, with the tentacles of a lifelike jellyfish wound tightly around his throat. The dead man is Corporal Philip Kean, recently returned from Afghanistan, but when officials call to tell his wife the sad news it seems that she and the children have vanished… Captain Max Rydal, wrestling with personal problems, is faced with a bizarre collection of clues as he investigates the tragedy that has overcome this family.