One of Our Ministers Is Missing
Alan Johnson talks about his latest novel, One of Our Ministers Is Missing, which sees the return of Assistant Commissioner Louise Mangan of the Met Police. A government minister in the Foreign Office has vanished into thin air. On holiday in Crete, Lord Bellingham had been solo trekking in the White Mountains when he mysteriously disappeared. After a vast search and rescue operation, the local police have no leads, save for a mobile phone discarded on a cliff edge. Louise is sent to assist in the investigation but soon discovers that there are more layers to this case than the local police realise. Lady Bellingham is less than forthcoming, the family nanny is hiding something, and a scandal is brewing back in London that could destroy the minister’s reputation for good. Under pressure from the powers that be, can Louise find the missing minister, or will she discover something much more sinister at play?
Interviewer Chris Carnegy