The Butcher's Bill - KIPPAX, FrankHeadline, 1996, Paperback ..
Bill Wiley has seen action in many of the world's dangerous places. In his country's name he has brought lives to an end, rarely expecting to understand the reasoning behind his orders.But when he is called back from Northern Ireland for his latest assignment, his growing realisation of the toll the years have taken is finally crystallised. For the man his paymasters want him to kill is ninety-three years old and the soul inmate of the most heavily guarded prison in the world. They call him Rudolf Hess.Helped by Oxford historian Jane Heywood and her uncle - a wartime spy who was involved in the mysterious flights of 1941 - he unravels truths that many men have died for. Wiley's only son, it seems, may soon be added to that number….
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