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Former soldier Michael Freeman is now a homicide detective in Washington, D.C. As a massive snowstrom engulfs the city, a late night jogger in Rock Creek Park discovers the brutally beaten body of a once beautiful young woman. She is living just yards from the palatial home of Senator James Cannon - one of the most powerful and wealthy men in America

It's clear that Freeman has a delicate case on his hands, and the investigation takes him relentlessly into ever more dangerous territory, like Germlibe Biosciences - a secretive cutting edge research facility funded by the Department of Defense

And what of the mysterious midnight jogger in Rock Creek Park? Is it really a coincidence that Scottish bodyguard Harriet (Harry) Armstrong is now working for Germline's Russian Director

With the body count escalating, Freeman and Harry are swiftly drawn into a shadowy world of secrets and conspiracies more shocking than either of them could have imagined

Carving a violent arc from the United States capital to a Caribbean hideaway and ending in a remote outpost of the Caucasus Mountains, ROCK CREEK PARK provides a terrifying glimpse into the murky realm where organized crime, the military and the hidden parts of government vie for control


'It's ever-shifting boldness is exhilirating as Conway blends detective fiction, bio-thriller, political and adventure ingredients.' The Sunday Times

'A gripping, genre-bending fusion of police procedural and political thriller, it pulls the reader into a story of murder and betrayal amid a conspiracy to develop military bio-engineering.' The Economist

'A terrific read. Rock Creek Park does for Washington what Gorky Park did for Moscow. Bring in the readers, scare the tourists.' Matt Frei, Washington Correspondent, CHannel 4 News

'You ‘gotta’ keep reading regardless of the fact there is work to be done or the clock has crept past 2am...who wouldn’t want to know how this weird and breathless tale of international intrigue is going to end?' The Scotsman

'Vivid and atmospheric from its opening lines, Rock Creek Park sweeps is into a fantastic yet fully realised world, fuzing the political thriller with a murder mystery. Simon Conway is a serious talent.' Richard North Patterson

'With Rock Creek Park, Simon Conway has succeeded where many longtime Washington D.C. writers have failed: he has delivered a bristling, stomach-knotting Beltway murder drama in which the capital city's timeless connivances are expertly capture. This is Conway's best and most imaginative book yet.' Robert Draper, author of Dead Certain: The Presidency of George W. Bush