'This is splendid stuff . . . twists and turns like a journey through a maze' Scotsman
A series of mutilated corpses are pulled from the Thames. Young surgeon Dr George Phillips is first consulted, and then suspected, by baffled police . . .
The Lazarus Club
Meanwhile, a secret society meets. This gathering of the finest minds of the age - Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Charles Babbage, Charles Darwin and others - wish to use their discoveries to change the world . . .
Murder and Conspiracy
But there are those who use the club for their own mysterious and black ends. With his reputation and his life on the line, Dr Phillips must unmask the plotters before they unleash on an unsuspecting world an awesome scientific power . . .
'An old-fashioned, rip-roaring adventure' Arena
'A dark thriller with more corpses than Sweeney Todd' Harper's Bazaar
Dr Tony Pollard is an internationally renowned archaeologist and Director of the Centre for Battlefield Archaeology at Glasgow University. He has carried out pioneering investigations of battlefields in South and North Africa, South America and Europe, and as a forensic archaeologist has worked with police forces throughout Britain.
He has written numerous papers and articles on archaeology and history and is co-editor of the Journal of Conflict Archaeology. He was the co-presenter of two series of BBC2's archaeological documentary Two Men in a Trench.
The Minutes of the Lazarus Club is his first novel.