The Cutter

The Cutter sees Towning at his most sinister! Taking the reader into cities, buildings and crime scenes that are literally palpable.

Dillon must decide upon an age-old crime unsolved, revisit the painful past and today deal with a group of world-renowned diamond dealers all with their own interests at heart - or walk away... As shocking murder, after shocking murder unfolds Dillon pursues an incredible source to find the ultimate prize - Black Diamonds - he is not alone in the hunt, who can be trusted? Who will be next? From London to Venice and from Poole to Manhattan the chase, clues and cunning continue.

Who will make the last move and can Dillon use his instinct and contacts to trap the perpetrator? Dillon also exposes a more sensitive side to his stoic nature, a side that may cost him his trust, past and future...

Locations for The Cutter


One of the most beautiful cities, and diamond capital of the world. And now the home to greed, lies, mutilation and murder.

Home of the Caravello Diamond Gallery, Cannaregio, the Baglioni Hotel Luna and answers - a city that Marco Pagani knows like the back of his hand...


The Pig on the Beach Hotel in Studland, on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset.

A beautiful boutique hotel and restaurant on the cliffs overlooking Old Harry Rocks and far east down the coast towards Sussex.

A cosy bar, roaring fires and a covert hiding place for Marco in the short term, although maybe not as covert as Maddison Grey made out..


The modest home of Marco Pagani and Dillon's stomping ground of old, a beautiful fishing town with secrets.

Nestled on the north shore of the second largest natural harbour in the world, Poole Quay and Old Town Poole both fertile breeding grounds for pirates and smuggling, and today for corruption and lies. "...and he was ready for it, whatever happened now he was ready. He wasn't!"


Manhattan Island, on West 47th between Fifth and Sixth Avenues there are international diamond deals in abundance in the home of Maddison Grey, a cosmopolitan backdrop for the unconventional and unforgiving diamond dealer whose life is not what it seems.

GMT allows for cyber tactics, smoke screens after all, Maddison can look after herself, Ruger LC9 or not...