Robert Goddard was born in Hampshire and studied history at
Cambridge. His first novel, Past Caring, was an instant bestseller.
Since then his books have captivated readers worldwide with their edge-of-your-seat
pace and their labyrinthine plotting. His first Harry Barnett novel, Into
the Blue, won the first WH Smith Thumping Good Read Award and was
dramatized for a television show starring John Thaw. His thriller Long
Time Coming won an Edgar Award.