As science develops more and more sophisticated military hardware, inevitably it has also turned to the genetic 'enhancement' of military personnel.
Former soldier Michael Freeman is a homicide detective in Washington, D.C. As a massive snowstorm engulfs the city, a late-night jogger in Rock Creek Park discovers the brutally beaten body of a young woman. She is found close to 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 Germline 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.
Reviews for 'Rockcreek Park'
"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. Conway...writes with verve and an insider's confidence...The questions raised by the story...linger long after the reader turns the last page."
"Its ever-shifting boldness is exhilarating, as he blends detective fiction, bio-thriller, political and adventure ingredients and sets his closing chapters in the mountains of Georgia."
The Sunday Times
"Vivid and atmospheric from its opening lines, ROCK CREEK PARK sweeps us into a fantastic yet fully realized world, fusing the political thriller with a murder mystery as enthralling as it is complex. Replete with engaging characters and engrossing scenes, this is one novel where the pages seem to turn themselves. Simon Conway is a serious talent."
Richard North Patterson, Best-Selling Author
"A terrific read. ROCK CREEK PARK does for Washington what Gorky Park did for Moscow. Bring in the readers, scare the tourists."
Matt Frei, Broadcaster Channel 4 News