Exciting, hard-edged, full of tradecraft, whimsical eccentricity and rough-hewn philosophy Lee Child. Meet Augustus Mandrell - but be careful when you do... Mandrell Ltd. is a specialist firm for whom 'commission' - providing the remuneration is considerable and forthcoming - is impossible. Success and complete discretion is assured by the company's most efficient and experienced (in fact, only) executive: Augustus Mandrell. Mandrell Ltd. always guarantees satisfaction in their one and only sphere of business - murder - but if you are thinking of hiring their expertise, be careful. No one is sure who Augustus Mandrell is, where he came from or where he will turn up next. He is a man of many disguises and expert assassin and he doesn't leave witnesses.