The Button Man by Mark Pryor
Hugo Marston, the head of security for the US Embassy in London is facing a tough case involving a movie-star American couple who killed a local resident. Hugo founds the woman hanging from a tree and the man disappears, even though Hugo is supposed to keep an eye on him.
Mr. Pryor has done an excellent job in creating an interesting mystery. The story moves quite fast and the reader is not bored with unnecessary details. Just the facts to propel the story forward and to keep it interesting. The language is concise and the dialogue convincing.
What truly happened to the American woman: did she commit suicide or was she murdered? And why did the man disappear? When more bodies are found, Hugo is trying to figure out if there is a connection among the victims. How will Hugo discover the truth and catch the killer?