Would you kill, to save a life? DCC Bob Skinner faces a life-changing dilemma...
'If we are right about this, the stakes are higher than anything I've ever faced.' Gangsters have infiltrated Edinburgh. MI5 are on their case and, unknown to Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner, have set up a drug-dealing sting to flush the them out. The resulting mayhem throws everyone into confusion until they realise the gangsters are preparing a hit on one of the Royal family. Meanwhile two policemen mourn the loss of a son and a daughter in mysterious circumstances, and another witnesses his son being abducted. Is someone trying to wreak revenge on the police force? Are the crimes linked? Quintin Jardine keeps you guessing until the end in this tautly plotted and powerful novel.
|Publisher:||Headline Book Publishing, Limited|
|Product dimensions:||5.25(w) x 7.75(h) x 1.25(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Quintin Jardine was born once upon a time in the West - of Scotland rather than America, but still he grew to manhood as a massive Sergio Leone fan. On the way there he was educated, against his will, in Glasgow, where he ditched a token attempt to study law for more interesting careers in journalism, government propaganda, and political spin-doctoring. After a close call with the Brighton Bomb in 1984, he moved into the even riskier world of media relations consultancy, before realising that all along he had been training to become a crime writer. Now, forty novels later, he never looks back.
Along the way he has created/acquired an extended family in Scotland and Spain. Everything he does is for them.
He can be tracked down through his blog: http://quintinjardine.me
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Couldn't quite make my mind up on this. It was well written and plotted, although the final plot twist seemed to stretch credibility a little too far. I also found it a little hard to believe that a Deputy Chief Constable would be so close to front-line action as Skinner. Finally there seemed to be an awful lot of characters and keeping track of who they all were and their relation to the plot could be a bit challenging. I'll try some of his other books.