Death on the Rive Nord: Inspector Lucas Rocco

Death on the Rive Nord: Inspector Lucas Rocco

by Adrian Magson


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Picardie, 1963. A truck drops a group of illegal workers by a deserted stretch of canal in the dead of night near Poissons-les-Marais, desperate travellers in a pipeline, searching for a better life. Days later, one of them surfaces, stabbed to death. For Inspector Lucas Rocco, finding the victim's fellow travellers presents problems. Most Algerian immigrants are welcome, but trawling for any who aren’t is a sensitive issue loaded with threats of civil unrest – something which terrifies his bosses in the Ministry. And when Rocco is ordered to stay away from one factory where he suspects illegals are employed, it goes against everything he knows. However, his difficulties have barely begun. One of the illegals is a young woman with a small child, on the run from her brutal husband, Samir Farek, an Algerian gangster who has threatened to kill them both. But Farek has another, bigger agenda: to take over as gang lord in Paris. With a history of disposing of anyone who crosses him – a fate he is happy to mete out even to a senior policeman who gets in his way – the potential consequences are frightening. Caught between his instinct to protect a vulnerable woman and her child, of obeying bosses interested only in preserving the status quo, and facing the threat of a dangerous gangster who recognizes no boundaries in the murderous pursuit of his plans, Rocco begins to wonder how long he can survive.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780749040635
Publisher: Allison & Busby, Limited
Publication date: 08/01/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

ADRIAN MAGSON began writing short fiction and features for women’s magazines, contributing over the years to publications in the UK, US, Scandinavia, Japan and Australia. As well as writing comedy material and stories for BBC radio, he also turned to writing crime thrillers, and was shortlisted for the Crime Writers’ Association Debut Dagger Award. Since then he has gone on to have several crime thrillers published and is a regular contributor to Writing Magazine.

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Death on the Rive Nord: Inspector Lucas Rocco 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"No!" *flies after her*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She collapsed at his feet, and begged,"Don't be mad! I must do this!" She then shifts dragon, and she flew after Rose to the mansion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He watches