Flesh Wounds (Inspector Troy Series)

Flesh Wounds (Inspector Troy Series)

by John Lawton


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Flesh Wounds (Inspector Troy Series) by John Lawton

Praised for their riveting, ingenious plot twists, John Lawton's series of espionage thrillers featuring Chief Inspector Frederick Troy of Scotland Yard have an uncanny ability to place readers in the thick of history. Now in Flesh Wounds, an old flame has returned to Troy's life: Kitty Stilton, wife of an American presidential hopeful. Private eye Joey Rork has been hired to make sure Kitty's amorous liaisons with a rat pack crooner don't ruin her husband's political career. But he also wants to know why Kitty has been spotted with Danny Ryan, whose twin brothers, in addition to owning one of London's hottest jazz clubs, are said to have inherited the crime empire of fallen mobster Alf Marx. Before Rork can find out, he meets a gruesome end. And he isn't the only one: bodies have started turning up around London, dismembered in the same bizarre and horrifying way. Is it possible that the blood trail leads back to Troy's own police force and into Troy's own forgotten past? Flesh Wounds, a compulsively readable thriller, finds one of our most able storytellers at the height of his game.

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ISBN-13: 9780802142306
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 02/09/2006
Series: Inspector Troy Series , #5
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 560,602
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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Flesh Wounds (Inspector Troy Series) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
World War II ended fourteen years ago, but London still shows the ruins. For Russian descendent Chief Superintendent of Scotland Yard Freddie Troy, the conviction of crime kingpin King Alf should be a time of elation. Instead the war years have returned; his former lover Kitty Stilton is back in town but unavailable since she is married to American presidential hopeful, Calvin Cormack, another person from Freddie¿s espionage past.--- Private investigator Joey Rork is in town to insure that Kitty behaves while in England. However, while London swings with Kitty as its biggest swinger, a war seems imminent to take over King¿s Alf¿s crime syndicate and American gamblers and crooners are in the middle of the action. When Rork and others are violently killed, Freddie leads the inquiries that take him back to 1944 when he was recovering from a bullet courtesy of his mistress and the antics of his family especially his promiscuous sisters and his brother, who has present day (1959 that is) ambitions. There is also links to when he was Sergeant Freddie Troy. Still, in spite of his efforts London with Ike coming is filling up with mutilated corpses.--- FLESH WOUNDS is an exhilarating British historical police procedural that binds events and real persona or obviously disguised persona between World War II and 1959. The story line is overloaded with several subplots that at times may feel overwhelming, but not only come together but enables readers to compare 1944 and 1959 London. Freddie is terrific in both eras as he is the string that keeps the multitude of subplots tied together. Fans will appreciate this deep but dark look back to two distinct Great Britain¿s only fifteen years apart within a fine Noir.--- Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a book written in the best tradition of the British detective stories of the Scotland Yard's ilk. In addition to the murder mystery the story revolves around the intricacies of the upper crust and high level politics. The central character is sophisticated and at the end holds all the loose threads in his hands. If this wasn't enough, the book is worth reading for the language alone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The, Inspector Troy Series, Is a good read.
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