A plague of rabbits has hit the Far East, eating up everything in sight and actually threatening populations with starvation. They continue to spread throughout the globe and fear, disease and death lie in their wake. Despite all of man's technological advances, it seems nothing can be done to stop them. Step forward Dr. Palfrey, a man of genius and determination, but even he is a long way from a solution and it is not clear that even if one can be found it can be implemented in time. Meanwhile, the rabbits appear to be enjoying the destruction and bloody mess they leave behind.
Creasey continues to hold his own at the top of his craft.
Dr. Palfrey ... a good thriller
Dr. Palfrey ... so compelling that it is hard to put down.
Author biography:John Creasey Master crime fiction writer John Creasey's near 600 titles have sold more than 80 million copies in over 25 languages under both his own name and ten other pseudonyms. His style varied with each identity and led to him being regarded as a literary phenomena. Amongst the many series written were 'Gideon of Scotland Yard', 'The Toff', 'The Baron', 'Dr. Palfrey' and 'Inspector West', as JJ Marric, Michael Halliday, Patrick Dawlish and others.
During his lifetime Creasey enjoyed an ever increasing reputation both in the UK and overseas, especially the USA. This was further enhanced by constant revision of his works in order to assure the best possible be presented to his readers and also by many awards, not least of which was being honoured twice by the Mystery Writers of America, latterly as Grand Master.
He also found time to found the Crime Writers Association and become heavily involved in British politics - standing for Parliament and founding a movement based on finding the best professionals in each sphere to run things.
'He leads a field in which Agatha Christie is also a runner.' - Sunday Times.