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When a 17-year-old Moldovan boy is found dead on Hampstead Heath, the case falls to DCI Karen Shields and her overstretched Homicide & Serious Crime Unit. Karen knows she needs a result. What she doesn't know is that her new case is tied inextricably to a much larger web of gang warfare and organized crime which infiltrates almost every aspect of London society.             

Several hundred miles away in Cornwall, Detective Inspector Trevor Cordon is stirred from his day-to-day duties by another tragic London fatality. Traveling to the capital and determined to establish the cause of death and trace the deceased's daughter, Cordon becomes entangled in a complicated situation of his own. A situation much closer to Karen's case than either of them will ever know.             

Brilliantly plotted and filled with rich, subtle characters, John Harvey's latest novel reveals him once again as a masterful writer with his finger firmly on the pulse of twenty-first century crime.

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"The leads of this stand-alone from Harvey (A Darker Shade of Blue), London Det. Chief Insp. Karen Shields and Cornwall Det. Insp. Trevor Cordon, pursue cases in parallel without ever meeting, to intriguing but frustrating effect. A rash of killings beginning with young Moldovan immigrant Petru Andronic, found encased in an icy pond, occupy 30-something Karen, while Corton, nearing retirement age, tries to help prostitute Letitia Carlin. Driven by a confused mixture of fatherly protectiveness and lust, Trevor goes on the run with Letitia, her three-year-old son, Danny, in tow and her former lover, Ukrainian mob boss Anton Kosach, in pursuit. Karen's investigation, meanwhile, points to a mounting turf fight between native-born gangsters and Eastern Europeans led by Anton. Harvey's skill is evident in his atmospheric prose and sensitive look at how two very different cops deal with policing's personal toll, but the meandering story line, which never manages to satisfactorily conclude, marks this as a lesser display for his talent. Agent: Sarah Lutyens, Lutyens & Rubinstein." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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The striking new crime novel from the Cartier Diamond Dagger winner and London Times bestselling author.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781605983783
Author:
Harvey, John
Publisher:
Pegasus Books
Author:
vey, John
Author:
Har
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The leads of this stand-alone from Harvey (A Darker Shade of Blue), London Det. Chief Insp. Karen Shields and Cornwall Det. Insp. Trevor Cordon, pursue cases in parallel without ever meeting, to intriguing but frustrating effect. A rash of killings beginning with young Moldovan immigrant Petru Andronic, found encased in an icy pond, occupy 30-something Karen, while Corton, nearing retirement age, tries to help prostitute Letitia Carlin. Driven by a confused mixture of fatherly protectiveness and lust, Trevor goes on the run with Letitia, her three-year-old son, Danny, in tow and her former lover, Ukrainian mob boss Anton Kosach, in pursuit. Karen's investigation, meanwhile, points to a mounting turf fight between native-born gangsters and Eastern Europeans led by Anton. Harvey's skill is evident in his atmospheric prose and sensitive look at how two very different cops deal with policing's personal toll, but the meandering story line, which never manages to satisfactorily conclude, marks this as a lesser display for his talent. Agent: Sarah Lutyens, Lutyens & Rubinstein." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , The striking new crime novel from the Cartier Diamond Dagger winner and London Times bestselling author.
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