Katherine John By Any Other Name

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By Any Other Name

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A violent game where the forfeits are taken in lives. A bloodstained man runs barefoot and half-naked down a motorway at night. But were the bullets real or merely figments of his disturbed mind? Admitted to a psychiatric ward, and suffering from trauma-induced amnesia, the mystery man can recall little to enlighten his physician, Dr Elizabeth Santer. Then, two soldiers guarding his room are found murdered, and Dr Santer is abducted by her patient at gunpoint. It is to Wales that he now drags her, with the security forces in close pursuit. As a horrifying story of government treachery and political cover-up emerges, desperate men strive to hide their dark secrets.

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Katherine John is privileged to have published 9 crime books including a Quick Read, The Corpse's Tale by Accent Press in English and translation. In total she has published 40 novels (21 historical as Catrin Collier, 3 raunchy as Caro French, 3 novelisations of TV series as Katherine Hardy, 2 as K A John and 1 as K C Watkins). She also had three stage plays professionally produced before she began writing novels. Her first Catrin Collier Novel, Hearts of Gold was filmed and shown by BBC worldwide. She frequently gives talks, lectures and participates in Radio/TV Arts/Documentary Programmes (BBC, ITV, local and commercial radio stations, S4C and more)

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John (Murder of a Dead Man, 1997, etc.) gives some mystery frills to what is essentially a work of romantic suspense. Found running down an English motorway clad only in jeans, a blood-splattered amnesiac is admitted to a hospital where young, widowed psychiatric registrar Dr. Elizabeth Santer and her boss, Dave Watson, try to restore his memory. Named John West by the staff, the man gradually shows signs of being either a highly trained military officer or a deadly terrorist--the latter prospect being especially worrisome since a world peace conference is about to take place in London. Although British military experts believe the man to be a terrorist and want to move him to a secured military hospital, Elizabeth has her doubts about their assessment. She likes him, and she manages to jog his memory with pictures of a Welsh town after detecting an accent in his speech. But John raises the stakes significantly when he makes a run from the hospital and takes Elizabeth hostage. Unharmed, she learns that Dave and two guards have been killed. The authorities say John murdered them, but Elizabeth knows better. Hoping to reawaken more of his memories, she stays with John as he searches Wales for his identity--all the while dodging the military police. At the end of this grueling story of survival, not only is John's real identity made clear but his true involvement with the peace conference is revealed. While the rewards prove ample enough for Elizabeth, they're not likely to satisfy more discriminating readers.

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