The Retribution (Tony Hill and Carol Jordan Series #7) [NOOK Book]

Overview


Val McDermid is a world-class crime writer whose books have sold millions worldwide. Now joining the Atlantic Monthly Press list for the first time, she is back with a chilling, high-velocity thriller featuring her immensely popular creations, clinical psychologist Dr. Tony Hill and detective Carol Jordan.

Tony Hill has had a good run. He and detective Carol Jordan have put away scores of dangerous criminals at a rate that colleagues envy. ...
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The Retribution (Tony Hill and Carol Jordan Series #7)

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Overview


Val McDermid is a world-class crime writer whose books have sold millions worldwide. Now joining the Atlantic Monthly Press list for the first time, she is back with a chilling, high-velocity thriller featuring her immensely popular creations, clinical psychologist Dr. Tony Hill and detective Carol Jordan.

Tony Hill has had a good run. He and detective Carol Jordan have put away scores of dangerous criminals at a rate that colleagues envy. But there is one serial killer who has shaped and defined their careers, and whose evil surpasses all others: Jacko Vance, ex-celebrity and sociopath whose brilliance and utter lack of remorse have never left Tony’s mind in the ten years since his imprisonment. Now Jacko has escaped from prison—even more twisted and cunning than before, he is focused on wreaking revenge on Tony and Carol for his years spent in prison.

Tony and Carol don’t know when Jacko will strike, or where. All they know is that Jacko will cause them to feel fear like they’ve never known. A chilling, utterly gripping tour de force, The Retribution is the ideal introduction or re-introduction to the world of Tony Hill and Carol Jordan. It is an unforgettable read.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The return of serial killer Jacko Vance drives McDermid’s superb seventh novel featuring Dr. Tony Hill and Det. Chief Insp. Carol Jordan of the Bradfield police (after 2010’s Fever of the Bone). Vance, the charming TV talk show host responsible for murdering 17 teenage girls in 1997’s The Wire in the Blood, manages to escape from prison just as Carol and her team are on the brink of disbanding at the behest of a new chief superintendent. Carol is also leading the murder investigation of several sex workers, each tattooed with the word mine, but it’s the hunt for Jacko that consumes her and Tony, knowing that he’ll likely direct his pentup anger at the people who helped put him away. Soon Carol’s team is working both cases and both killers are upping the ante (and the body count). The emotional wedge that the sadistic Jacko is able to drive between Tony and Carol makes this one of McDermid’s strongest efforts. 5-city author tour. Agent: Jane Gregory. (Jan.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802194671
  • Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/3/2012
  • Series: Tony Hill and Carol Jordan Series , #7
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 55,769
  • File size: 706 KB

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He got his arm behind the driver’s head and rammed him face first into the steering wheel. After the third sickening crunch, the man finally went limp. Still pumped with adrenaline, he jumped out of the car and hustled round to the driver’s side. When he opened the door, the driver slumped towards the road. Vance squatted down and got one shoulder under his torso.

Vance staggered as far as the hedgerow that bordered the road. Breathing heavily, feeling his heart hammer in his chest, he dumped the driver on to the top bar of a metal field gate, then tipped him over on the far side.

He leaned against the wall for a moment, catching his breath, letting himself recover from the overdose of fight or flight hormones. Then he returned to the car, this time to the driver’s seat.

He couldn‘t help wondering how long it would take before someone noticed Jason Collins was still on the Therapeutic Community Wing. And Jacko Vance wasn’t. Before they understood that one of the most notorious and prolific serial killers the UK had ever produced was on the loose. And keen to make up for lost time.

This time, his grin lasted a lot longer than a few minutes.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2012

    2 or 3 non-pertinent comments

    Two Things: B&N has no say in what's free, or not; that is left to the publisher to decide. #2: THANKS to those Reviewers who give details; that's what a good review does. Third thing: Our complaints to each other or to B&N are also *NOT* good reviews, either. (Guilty as charged.) We must stop this bad habit and leave these spaces for the TRUE reviewers to post their helpful reviews for us.

    49 out of 70 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2012

    Deleted due to offensive language.

    May be free, but not worth reading due to offensive language.

    43 out of 97 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 13, 2012

    I only recently discovered the Tony Hill/Carol Jordan series and

    I only recently discovered the Tony Hill/Carol Jordan series and Val McDermid. While I really like the police work and investigative aspects of the story, I get really tired of reading about main characters who are so flawed and damaged. There's enough of that sort of thing in real life, and like most people, I read to escape, not to be thrown into the mindset of a damaged character who's creator is about to inflict even more damage on them as happens in this book.

    Will I read another Tony Hill book? Very likely.
    Will the aforementioned problems affect my enjoyment of same? Absolutely.

    36 out of 42 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2012

    Delete button

    I am amazed that in this day and tech age that readers have yet to find the delete button! This is a free book. You have not invested any money. You don't like the language, delete it. You realize it is part of a series, delete it. If you don't like the character (the only review worth reading, IMHO) thank you for letting us know. The other reviews could have been a "heads up" notice instead of griping about a free book!

    Thank you to B&N for the free fridays. If there is something about a FREE book that you give me, I will give a heads up to my fellow " Nooker's", but I will still be grateful to you for giving me a book. The was a time in my life when I could not affordnew books, so even today when I recieve a book, I am eternally grateful.

    M. Lema

    22 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 20, 2012

    I am a huge fan of Val McDermid. I have read this entire series,

    I am a huge fan of Val McDermid. I have read this entire series, her stand alones and other series. I read many different genres and enjoy crime/mystery novels for entertainment. However, I still like a well written book with interesting characters. Val McDermid's writing is top shelf and her character development is second to none. The only downside is that since I just finished this particular book I am wanting more but, alas, I will have to wait.

    21 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2012

    Ok

    If you dont like cusswords then delete the book. No point in whining about it

    12 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2012

    Anonymous

    For the people that talk about the reviews that spoil the whole story the thing that will clue you in right away is the squares at the beginning of each paragraph. If you see this simply DON'T READ IT!

    6 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 4, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    This is a stunner

    I am probably one of McDermid's biggest US fans. Her book are so involved in the plot, you can't put them down without thinking about it. I can't wait for the next one. Keep up the good work Val. You know who-dun-it, you just want to know what you can do to stop it.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2012

    Looking forward to the next one.

    I just discovered this series. I've totally enjoyed it. Thanks for evolving, non-static characters.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2012

    Nasty language

    This book uses language so offensive that I had to delete it right off. Really too bad.

    5 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 21, 2012

    I agree with another poster that using this space to write a det

    I agree with another poster that using this space to write a detailed description of the plot of the book is annoying and self-serving, and it helps no one. BUT . . . it's equally irresponsible to write a tirade on this and then rate the book one star based on your indignation at other reviewers. The rating system only works if we use it to rate the BOOK, not B&N and/or other reviewers.
    Having said that, this book is okay. Not great, not terrible. Just ok if you like this genre. I do, but I think other writers have done a much better job. But it's free, so always worth a try at least.

    4 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2012

    Tony Hill And Carol Jordan

    JackoVance escapes from prison and reeks havoc with the Bradfield MIT team. A thriller from beginning through its logical but painful end.

    3 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2013

    Good book

    Is the new fox/ kevin Bacon show based on this book? It shares the same premis, I but could not find any offical word linking the two.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2012

    It would've been great but...

    A bit slow to start then it got really interesting and exciting then it rushed through everything and just ended. I'm disappointed that two promising mysteries ended the way they did.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2012

    Glad It's Over

    I had to skip so many pages while reading this book. It was a slog to get through. It had a late plot line development that felt like an afterthought and an unsatisfying end . Waste of time.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2012

    Okay, but did not live up to The Wire in the Blood

    It just happens that the only other book I have read in this series was The Wire in the Blood, which introduced the villain from this installment. This book was certainly well written, and I was surprised by the final twist. However, I found the ending quite lackluster and anticlimactic.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2012

    Great mystery

    This book kept me guessing the whole time. It is a little horrific in parts of the book, but the plot is very good. Even though this book is part of a series, it isn't necessary to have read the first few books to follow allong.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2012

    The Retribution

    This is the first time that I have read anything from this author and I was pleasantly surprised. The plot is fast paced, with interesting characters.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2012

    Charmed

    This is one of the best free friday books I have had the pleasure of reading. The story lines were quick moving and therefore easily held my interest. The ending was abrupt, but overall this was a novel worthy of a warm blanket, and hot chocolate evening

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 24, 2012

    FREE???? what the hell! It says it's $13.50!

    FREE???? what the hell! It says it's $13.50!

    1 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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