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The new bestseller from the Cartier Diamond Dagger winner and author of the bestselling, Darkness and Light
and Gone to Ground
On Valentines Day, Lynn Kellogg was shot and survived. The teenage girl standing next to her was less fortunate.
Recently promoted to Detective Inspector in the citys Major Crime Unit, Lynns rescue of a badly-beaten fifteen-year old from eastern Europe links her to an international investigation into people trafficking and gun smuggling, and teams her up with SOCA — the Serious and Organized Crime Agency — for the first time. Just when everything seems to be progressing smoothly, things start to go wrong, leaving Lynn with serious doubts about the integrity of the SOCA officers in charge. And when DI Charlie Resnick rouses himself from near-retirement to lend a hand, he finds hes blocked at every turn.
Finally, it needs the intervention of Jack Kiley, former cop and soccer player turned private eye, before a way can be found through a miasma of murder and betrayal with mortal danger at each and every turn.
From the Hardcover edition.
Two teenage girls are victims of a bloody Valentines Day shooting; one survives, the other is less fortunate…
Its one of a rising number of violent incidents in the city, and DI Charlie Resnick, nearing retirement, is hauled back to the front line to help deal with the fallout.
But when the dead girls father seeks to lay the blame on DI Lynn Kellogg, Resnicks colleague and lover, the line between personal and professional becomes dangerously blurred.
As Lynn, shaken by this very public accusation, is forced to question her part in the teenagers death, Resnick struggles against those in the force who disapprove of his maverick ways. But when the unimaginable occurs, an emotional Resnick takes matters into his own hands. This time he will need all his strength to see justice done…
About the Author
John Harvey is the author of the richly-praised sequence of ten Charlie Resnick novels, the first of which, Lonely Hearts, was named by The Times as one of the ‘100 Best Crime Novels of the Century. In 2004, William Heinemann published Flesh and Blood, the first novel featuring retired Detective Inspector Frank Elder. He is also a poet, dramatist and occasional broadcaster.