Get a peek between the covers of Jo Bannister's newest mystery novel, Death in High Places. This extended excerpt will introduce you to Nicky Horn, who after being blamed for the death of a friend during an Alaskan mountain climb, is rebuilding his life while simultaneously running from a hit man hired by the father of his deceased friend.
He’d got in the way of returning home at diﬀerent times and by diﬀerent routes. The ﬁrst thing he did when he moved to a new town was rehearse the alternatives, driving and on foot, and make a note of where it was normal to see parked cars and men standing on street corners and where it wasn’t. After four years it was second nature to him.
After four years the whole business had become second nature. Finding work where he could get cash in hand and no one would want his National Insurance number. Finding somewhere to live where paying the rent in advance would save him having to prove who he was. His name was Nicky Horn. But that wasn’t the name the world knew him by. It wasn’t even one of them.