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Published by Constable and Robinson Crime,
15 August 2013. ISBN: 978-1-4721-0039-9
On his annual mother-and-son outing at the Ritz hotel in London, Lorna Gordon (she
had never abandoned her maiden name), drops onto her son the news that after 50
years of marriage to Alexander Carlyle they are getting divorced.Wanting to be anywhere but discussing his
father with his mother, DI John Carlyle, looks for a way out from having such a
conversation, and scanning the room spots what he believes to be a gang of
thieves, known to be operating in London
hotels, and springs into action.Unfortunately, his vigilance and subsequent actions have catastrophic
consequences, resulting in the death of a colleague.
told that the matter is being handled by others, John is determined to bring to
the killer to justice.His
investigations lead him and others into danger, and set off a chain of
circumstances that produce so many corpses that I lost count!It seems that the streets of London were strewn with dead bodies.
the assassins as a group of ruthless Israelis does not in anyway deter John. It
seems that mass killing is better than thinking about his parents impending
have enjoyed all the book in this series and this was no exception, although
the high body count did mean a suspension
of belief.But it’s a great yarn. I
particularly enjoyed the episode with the Israeli Ambassador to London, but suspect it
would have caused a major diplomatic incident.
story moves along at a rapid pace and is recommended.
Earlier books are, London
Calling, Never Apologise, Never Explain,Buckingham Place
Blues, The Circus.
James Craigwas born in Scotland,
but has lived and worked in London
for thirty years. He worked as a journalist for ten years and as a TV producer
for five. He lives in Covent Garden with his
wife and daughter.
His earlier books are London Calling, Never Apologise, Never Explain,
Buckingham Palace Blues and The