Ruby Redfort: Blink and You Die
Publisher: Harper Collins
Ace undercover agent and code-cracker Ruby Redfort returns for her final adventure. Agent Bradley Baker is dead. The bad guys are familiar but worryingly even psychopathic Count von Leyden seems scared. A traitor is also suspected amongst the Spectrum agents.
And now there's a cloven apple, concealing a scrap of paper bearing two tiny, terrifying letters. Surely Bradley Baker's death couldn't have been 'arranged' by Spectrum chief, LB? Facing moles, madmen and mushrooms, alongside deeply personal moral dilemmas Ruby deftly uncovers an old story of lies and treachery.
Ruby goes out with style in this trademark Redfort mix of spy thriller (think secret underwater bunkers and masters of disguise) and an elegant and fiendishly complex plot. Ruby's laid back and witty intelligence, her deliciously unworried parents, and eccentric household will be much missed.