"A powerful story of a City's centre of desire"
FIRST PUBLISHED IN HARDBACK BY ROBERT HALE 1957
When vivacious, blonde Judith Bramwell vanished from a respectable Thanet home, her father found reason to believe that she had been absorbed into the night life of London's West End.
Larry Vernon, aided by the beautiful and mature Angela Cameron, had an unenviable task in searching for the missing girl.
Had she simply run away to try to start a stage career? Or was there some more sinister explanation? Had she been drugged, for example? Larry had to turn to the underworld in his search.
And in the long run he stumbled on some vital information about a brutal murder, and unearthed one of the most cunning vice organisations ever discovered in that notorious area called....Soho.
DAVID BATESON, the author of SOHO JUNGLE, tells us that the book is not intended as a condemnation of the whole of Soho and its inhabitants. Rather it is directed against the unscrupulous minority there whose crimes of violence, fraud and pimping tend to bring the cosmopolitan neighbourhood into disrepute, making it the hub of what has been called "The Shocking City."