In 1950s Cardiff, the Tiger Bay community bustles with Somali and West Indian sailors, Maltese businessmen and Jewish families. When a shopkeeper is brutally killed all eyes fall on Mahmood Mattan, a notorious figure in the community, but Mahmood feels secure in his innocence in a country where, he thinks, justice is served.

As the prospect of freedom dwindles in the run-up to his trial, it dawns on Mahmood that he needs to fight for his life, against conspiracy, prejudice and the inhumanity of the state. Under the shadow of the hangman’s noose, he begins to realise that the truth may not be enough to save him.


Cover: Hardback
ISBN: 9780241466940
No. of Pages: 384
Dimensions: 222 x 35 x 144 mm
Published by Penguin


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