Strike has taken a client that he is not sure would get his fee back.
An arrogant writer has disappeared. And this is not the first time. His wife has asked Strike to find him and told him that his publisher would pay him.
Now the publisher is actually pretty pissed with the writer for written a scandalous book that is gross and sad and based on the who's who in the publishing industry.
As the side story. Robin has set the date for he wedding and invited Strike.
It is known that Strike doesn't like Robin's fiance Matthew and vice versa.
The book is a bit too much for most, but harmless enough to be publishable.
Only at 160 pages and still not sure if we want this mean writer