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Published by Century, 12 January 2017. ISBN: 978-1780894539
D.C. Mason is contacted by Reedman a lawyer for
Henry Forbes whose girlfriend disappeared in Thailand in 1990. He meets with
them and is told they have important information about bones found in
Buckinghamshire. Henry says they belong to Kitty his girlfriend but will not
say any more until he is promised a new identity. He just insists that he
didn't do it but knows who did and tells them that there is more than one body
buried at the site.
Mason leaves them and goes
outside to phone Olaf his boss for instructions. While he is talking to him
three masked men arrive and shoot Reedman and Forbes dead. Mason unarmed dare
not intervene. Then another body is discovered
near to Kitty's and Mason is determined to find out the truth.
Meanwhile in France, a Charlotte
Curtis is shocked to hear of the death of Henry as she went out with him many
years ago. She was also friends with Kitty and very upset about the discovery
of her body. The plot thickens when she is
paid a visit by a strange man in a fedora threatening her not to disclose
anything of her knowledge of Kitty.
Back in England Mason receives
information about gangland activity involving the smuggling in of young girls.
Could this be connected?
Also what is the caretaker of the
college in whose grounds the bodies were found keeping secret? Mason also wants
to know the meaning of the strange symbol found on a wall of the folly in the
grounds of the college and tattooed on the arms of many of the men connected to
the gang involved. Together with a private detective, ex police officer Tina
Boyd, Mason slowly unravels the truth not without many narrow escapes, leading
to a surprising ending.
What a great read, it had me
gripped from beginning to end.
Simon Kernick is a great
favourite of mine, I can always rely on him to produce a book full of action
and nail biting tension, and this certainly did not disappoint me.
I see from the cover that this is
the first part of a new series. I can hardly wait to read the next one.
Simon Kernick is
one of Britain's
most exciting new thriller writers. He arrived on the crime writing scene with
his highly acclaimed debut novel The
Business of Dying, the story of a corrupt cop moonlighting as a hitman.
However, Simon's big breakthrough came with his novel Relentless which was selected by Richard and Judy for their
Recommended Summer Reads promotion, and then rapidly went on to become the
bestselling thriller of 2007. Simon's research is what makes his thrillers so
authentic. He talks both on and off the record to members of Special Branch,
the Anti-Terrorist Branch and the Serious and Organised Crime Agency, so he
gets to hear first hand what actually happens in the dark and murky underbelly
crime. To find out more about Simon Kernick and his thrillers, please
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