(From the publisher):
It is 1978 and senior police officer John Coffin has been drafted back to South London to oversee the local detective branch and bring it up to maximum efficiency. But, like all men of strong character, he has his critics and his enemies...
Even as he embarks on the job he becomes involved in a series of violent happenings which have their roots in the past yet take their terrible form from a current fashion: a fantasy world of games. But these games are deadly, played out by masters, acolytes - and victims - and Coffin finds himself caught up in one for whose climax he is utterly unprepared.
Original title: Coffin Underground
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Police Procedural