Synopses & Reviews
A gripping police procedural featuring Detective Chief Superintendent Henry Christie
Responding to a desperate phone call, Henry Christie stumbles across a gangland-style execution in progress - and only just escapes with his own life. One of the murder victims is a successful local jeweller, but the motive for his brutal killing remains unclear.
Meanwhile, ex-cop Steve Flynn is unwittingly sucked into a deadly game of kidnap, torture and murder. Then, when a dangerous figure from his past emerges, Flynn finds himself slap-bang in the middle of a bloodsoaked race between rival factions for a fortune worth millions.
As Henry pieces the evidence together, he starts to unravel links that ultimately pit himself and Flynn against cold-blooded killers who will stop at nothing to achieve their aims - including murdering a cop and his reluctant sidekick.
"Oldham leavens the action with heart and humor" Publishers Weekly
"Oldham produces a page-turning adventure that's full of suspense and intriguingly complex--and often mesmerizingly evil--characters. Another winner from Oldham, but not a book for the faint of heart." Booklist
"Oldham offers a nicely tangled knot to unravel." Kirkus Reviews
When Henry Christie stumbles across a gangland-style execution in progress, only just escaping with his life, he starts to unravel links that will ultimately pit him against cold-blooded killers who will stop at nothing to achieve their aims - including murdering a cop and his reluctant sidekick.
About the Author
Nick Oldham was born in Belthorn, Lancashire, in 1956. He was a police officer from the age of nineteen, spending the majority of his service in operational roles, before retiring in 2005. He lives with his partner, Belinda, on the outskirts of Preston.