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Blood at the Root (Inspector Banks Mysteries)

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ISBN13: 9780380794768
ISBN10: 0380794764
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When the brutally beaten body of a young man is found in an ally, Eastvale's Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks and his colleague, Detective Constable Susan Gay, have no choice but to lack up the three Pakistani youths who seemingly started it all after an argument in a pub.But they're out in no time and Banks is in big trouble with the Chief for risking a racial incident with the arrest. Ordered to run the investigation from his desk and leave the legwork to others, Banks' handes are tied and his temper is flaring.

But when disturbing facts start emerging about the victim, Banks can't simply sit at his desk--and he soon alinates himself from both the investigation and his own department. While his twenty-year marriage crumbles around him, he tries to make sense of a gray world grown ever more black and sinister, as he follows a treacherous trail of hate, greed, and twisted philosophy that leads to the darkest pits of a man's inhumanity to man.Brilliant and exasperating by turns, Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks inhabits a Yorkshire landscape colored in shades of gray where good and evil seldom conform to their comfortingly ordinary colors of black and white.

Synopsis:

Former London Policeman Alan Banks relocated to Yorkshire seeking some small measure of peace. But his new venue, the quaint little village of Eastvale, seems to have more than its fair share of malefactors.

Among the local wrongdoers is a brazen Peeping Tom who has been spying on attractive, unsuspecting ladies as they prepare for bed. Then, an elderly woman is found brutally slain in her home. And suddenly, perverse and murderous acts — perhaps related, perhaps not — are combining to profoundly touch Bank's suddenly vulnerable personal life.

Synopsis:

Hatred and murder breed in dark places ...

In the long shadows of an alley a young man is murdered, savagely kicked and beaten to death by assailant or assailants unknown. It is a crime shocking in its raw brutality, and its shattering repercussions will be felt throughout a small provincial community on the edge — because the victim was far from innocent, a youth whose sordid secret life was a tangle of terrifying contradictions and virulent racial hatred. And now a dedicated policeman beset by his own tormenting demons must follow the leads into the rankest pits of man's inhumanity to man — to catch a killer before his village explodes.

About the Author

Peter Robinson's award-winning Inspector Banks novels have been named a "Best Book of the Year" by Publishers Weekly, a "Notable Book" by the New York Times, and a "Page Turner of the Week" by People. Robinson was born and brought up in Yorkshire, and now divides his time between North America and the U.K.

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tankiso.pitso, September 11, 2009 (view all comments by tankiso.pitso)
Good way on teeling the story. As a student,i feel i'm obliged to invest in my mind.This book tempted me...i thought of the way 2 read it online but knew had to order copy. I cant resist this my sense of good books has seved me right.Peter Robinson, command words.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780380794768
Author:
Robinson, Peter
Publisher:
Avon
Author:
by Peter Robinson
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Police
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Police procedural
Subject:
Traditional british
Subject:
Yorkshire (England)
Subject:
Banks, alan (fictitious character)
Subject:
Yorkshire
Subject:
Banks, Alan
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market PB
Series:
Inspector Banks Novels
Series Volume:
no. 129
Publication Date:
20050125
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
6.82x4.14x.85 in. .33 lbs.

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Product details 320 pages Avon Books - English 9780380794768 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Former London Policeman Alan Banks relocated to Yorkshire seeking some small measure of peace. But his new venue, the quaint little village of Eastvale, seems to have more than its fair share of malefactors.

Among the local wrongdoers is a brazen Peeping Tom who has been spying on attractive, unsuspecting ladies as they prepare for bed. Then, an elderly woman is found brutally slain in her home. And suddenly, perverse and murderous acts — perhaps related, perhaps not — are combining to profoundly touch Bank's suddenly vulnerable personal life.

"Synopsis" by , Hatred and murder breed in dark places ...

In the long shadows of an alley a young man is murdered, savagely kicked and beaten to death by assailant or assailants unknown. It is a crime shocking in its raw brutality, and its shattering repercussions will be felt throughout a small provincial community on the edge — because the victim was far from innocent, a youth whose sordid secret life was a tangle of terrifying contradictions and virulent racial hatred. And now a dedicated policeman beset by his own tormenting demons must follow the leads into the rankest pits of man's inhumanity to man — to catch a killer before his village explodes.

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