When Superintendent Frank Shakespeare receives an anonymous package containing a mobile phone and a black-and-white photograph, his nightmare is just beginning. He's been targeted by a malevolent blackmailer. Someone who knows about Frank's past. A past that could cost Frank his job, his marriage - and worse.
Tami Steel meanwhile is adjusting to life on the outside after fourteen years in prison. Framed for a crime she says she didn't commit, Tami is determined to put the past behind her and start anew. But it's not going to be easy. There are people after Tami. People who want to know where her husband is. People who think Tami has the answers. Dangerous people.
Tami might find help from an unexpected quarter. For she and Frank Shakespeare are connected by a shared knowledge: a secret pact sealed over fifteen years before. A secret that someone will kill to keep ...
Leicester-based Rod Duncan is a house-husband in his mid-thirties, whose wife teaches English to asylum seekers. Born in Wales, Rod Duncan moved to Taiwan in 1989, where he established an environmental education development programme on behalf of the Baha'i community. He returned to Leicester in 1993. BACKLASH is Rod Duncan's first novel.