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After a gang shooting involving an undercover police officer, Colin Harpur and his boss Assistant Chief Constable Desmond Iles are called to another Force's ground to investigate what the Home Office see as spectacular failings. Harpur can imagine the pressure the officer would have been under. If a gang decided to kill, a spy would have to go along with it. But with careers of fellow officers - who might be in secret, dangerous alliance with villains - at risk, Harpur knows that he and Iles have an exceptionally tough inquiry ahead.

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"James's tongue-in-cheek 30th mystery featuring Det. Chief Supt. Colin Harpur and Asst. Chief Constable Desmond Iles (after 2011's Vacuum) takes the feuding pair to London to investigate a badly failed undercover operation conducted by another police force. Sgt. Tom Mallen, under the alias Tom Parry, infiltrated the drug-dealing gang run by Leo Percival Young with apparent success until the night he was shot and killed. Court transcripts, witness statements, detectives' notes, and newspaper clippings punctuate the briefing Harpur and Iles receive from the Home Office's Maud Logan Clatworthy, who Harpur suspects is one of those brilliant Oxford types Iles so resents. Young fills the role normally played by crooks and series regulars Mansel Shale and Ralph Ember. Dyspeptic rants from Iles and Harpur's barely veiled retorts can't conceal that they approach the case with their usual insight and thoroughness. Agent: Euan Thorneycroft, A.M. Heath." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Bill James has been called "the Elmore Leonard of Britain's underworld" (Kirkus Reviews) and has been named a "Master of Crime" in a mystery roundup by the London Sunday Times, which said, "There is nothing else quite like this series of police procedurals. James is concerned with the dilemmas and difficulties of policing Britain's inner cities, and he addresses these in hard-edged narratives that leave readers gasping and flinching, praying the people in these stories never come to live in their streets." In addition to the Harpur and Iles series, James is the author of other mystery series and a book on Anthony Powell. He lives in Wales.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781780290287
Author:
James, Bill
Publisher:
Creme de La Crime
Author:
Severn House Publishers
Location:
Sutton
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Harpur & Iles, Mystery, drugs, undercover police officers, gang warfare
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
A Harpur & Iles Mystery
Series Volume:
29
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.25 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "James's tongue-in-cheek 30th mystery featuring Det. Chief Supt. Colin Harpur and Asst. Chief Constable Desmond Iles (after 2011's Vacuum) takes the feuding pair to London to investigate a badly failed undercover operation conducted by another police force. Sgt. Tom Mallen, under the alias Tom Parry, infiltrated the drug-dealing gang run by Leo Percival Young with apparent success until the night he was shot and killed. Court transcripts, witness statements, detectives' notes, and newspaper clippings punctuate the briefing Harpur and Iles receive from the Home Office's Maud Logan Clatworthy, who Harpur suspects is one of those brilliant Oxford types Iles so resents. Young fills the role normally played by crooks and series regulars Mansel Shale and Ralph Ember. Dyspeptic rants from Iles and Harpur's barely veiled retorts can't conceal that they approach the case with their usual insight and thoroughness. Agent: Euan Thorneycroft, A.M. Heath." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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