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Dead Man's Grip (Detective Superintendent Roy Grace)

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ISBN13: 9780312642839
ISBN10: 0312642830
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American mobsters face off against England's greatest detective, Roy Grace, in Peter James' #1 international bestseller Dead Man's Grip

Carly Chase is still traumatized ten days after being in a fatal traffic accident that kills a teenage American student from Brighton University. Then she receives news that turns her entire world into a living nightmare. The drivers of the other two vehicles involved have been found tortured and murdered. Now Detective Superintendent Roy Grace of the Sussex Police force issues a stark and urgent warning to Carly: She could be next.                          

The student had deadly connections. Connections that stretch across the Atlantic to America and an organized crime group. Someone has sworn revenge and wont rest until the final person involved in that fateful accident is dead. The police advise Carly her only option is to go into hiding and change her identity. The terrified woman disagrees. She knows these people have ways of hunting you down anywhere. If the police are unable to stop them, she has to find a way to do it herself. But already the killer is one step ahead of her, watching, waiting, and ready.

Review:

"British author James's seventh crime novel featuring Det. Supt. Roy Grace (after 2010's Dead Like You) opens with a fatal road accident in the center of Brighton involving a truck, a car, a van, and an unfortunate American cyclist, Tony Revere, who's the grandson of Mafia boss Sal Giordano. While the initial focus is on the van driver, lowlife Ewan Preece, who raced away from the accident, it becomes apparent that there's a more ominous force at work. Revere's family hires a chillingly rational killer called Tooth to eliminate every person present at the accident — even though no one actually directly caused Revere's death. Grace works the case with sidekick Det. Sgt. Glenn Branson and the rest of his team of well-sketched members, each bringing his or her individual talent to the investigation. The grim creativity of the victims' deaths and the ease of movement of the action are two of the many compelling reasons to stick with this series." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Carly Chase is still traumatized ten days after being in a fatal traffic accident that kills a teenage American student from Brighton University. Then she receives news that turns her entire world into a living nightmare. The drivers of the other two vehicles involved have been found tortured and murdered. Now Detective Superintendent Roy Grace of the Sussex Police force issues a stark and urgent warning to Carly: She could be next.                          

The student had deadly connections. Connections that stretch across the Atlantic to America and an organized crime group. Someone has sworn revenge and wont rest until the final person involved in that fateful accident is dead. The police advise Carly her only option is to go into hiding and change her identity. The terrified woman disagrees. She knows these people have ways of hunting you down anywhere. If the police are unable to stop them, she has to find a way to do it herself. But already the killer is one step ahead of her, watching, waiting, and ready.

About the Author

PETER JAMES is the #1 international bestselling author of the Roy Grace series. His novels have been translated into thirty languages, and three have been filmed. He lives in England.

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m9078, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by m9078)
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was the first of the Roy Grace series I have read. I will have to catch up on the rest. The detail with which Mr James put into this book was gratifying. He left no stone unturned.
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ewhatley, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by ewhatley)
A thriller that grabs you from the first page then twists and turns throughout the complex story. Superb cast of diverse characters. Engaging to the last page, with an opening for what could be a perfect sequel.
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Ronrose, December 19, 2011 (view all comments by Ronrose)
Detective Superintendent Roy Grace has his hands full with a new baby due and a major investigation underway. This fast paced British police procedural starts with a random traffic accident resulting in the death of a young American man who was struck while riding a bicycle. Three motor vehicles were involved. A car driven by a woman who crashes her car when narrowly avoiding the bicycle. A white van that hits the young man, then speeds away. Lastly a tractor trailer that can't stop before the bicyclist is thrown under it's wheels resulting in the youth's death. A tragic accident, yet it is about to be complicated by the revelation that the youth's family is connected with the mob. The wrath of God would have to take second place to the terrible vengeance that will befall the people involved in this accident. This very good suspense story is told from the viewpoints of all the major participants. I found it very detailed and quite imaginative. The character types, while familiar, are very well handled with some very interesting twists. This book is a follow up to Dead Like You in the Detective Roy Grace series. Book provided by the well read folks at Minotaur Books.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312642839
Author:
James, Peter
Publisher:
Minotaur Books
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Detective Superintendent Roy Grace
Series Volume:
No. 7
Publication Date:
20120918
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 CDs, 12 hous
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "British author James's seventh crime novel featuring Det. Supt. Roy Grace (after 2010's Dead Like You) opens with a fatal road accident in the center of Brighton involving a truck, a car, a van, and an unfortunate American cyclist, Tony Revere, who's the grandson of Mafia boss Sal Giordano. While the initial focus is on the van driver, lowlife Ewan Preece, who raced away from the accident, it becomes apparent that there's a more ominous force at work. Revere's family hires a chillingly rational killer called Tooth to eliminate every person present at the accident — even though no one actually directly caused Revere's death. Grace works the case with sidekick Det. Sgt. Glenn Branson and the rest of his team of well-sketched members, each bringing his or her individual talent to the investigation. The grim creativity of the victims' deaths and the ease of movement of the action are two of the many compelling reasons to stick with this series." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,

Carly Chase is still traumatized ten days after being in a fatal traffic accident that kills a teenage American student from Brighton University. Then she receives news that turns her entire world into a living nightmare. The drivers of the other two vehicles involved have been found tortured and murdered. Now Detective Superintendent Roy Grace of the Sussex Police force issues a stark and urgent warning to Carly: She could be next.                          

The student had deadly connections. Connections that stretch across the Atlantic to America and an organized crime group. Someone has sworn revenge and wont rest until the final person involved in that fateful accident is dead. The police advise Carly her only option is to go into hiding and change her identity. The terrified woman disagrees. She knows these people have ways of hunting you down anywhere. If the police are unable to stop them, she has to find a way to do it herself. But already the killer is one step ahead of her, watching, waiting, and ready.

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