Jack has been unfaithful, and Ruth also tries adultery, but doesn't like it - all she wants to do is repair their marriage. Then, on a free trip to South Africa they find, as pawns in life's great chess game, that nothing is as they expect. The author won the Booker Prize for "The Elected Member".

Mate in Three 1989, Abacus, London

ISBN-13: 9780349101040

New edition

Mass-market paperback

Mate in Three 1987, H. Hamilton, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780241121245

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