The bride looks radiant, the groom nervous but happy. The registrar asks is anyone knows of any lawful impediment. Her words are to be cut short by a cold voice that says 'I do.' This is followed by the crash of gunfire. The bullet finds its target, the groom.Beneath the veneer of happiness all is not as it seems. Has something or someone from the groom's past reached out to end his life? Was this a case of revenge? Was this a hit and if so who paid for it? These questions and many more face detectives Aitken and Allen in a complicated thriller.The more Aitken and Allen discover about the groom the deeper the mystery becomes. More shootings follow, are they connected? Our two soon find there is nothing straightforward to the Impediment Case, in fact it is full of nothing but impediments.Again their bte noire of a crime reporter Don Sullivan of the Mercury seems to be one step ahead of Aitken and Allen. How is he managing this?As the case unravels Aitken and Allen find that this has an international dimension and involves major players. One of these players is a past adversary of Purbright and no one bears a grudge better than Chief Superintendent Frank Purbright.Follow our pair as they try to solve The Impediment Case and bring to justice the killer who brought the ultimate impediment to a wedding ceremony.
Tom Oliver Publishing