The Washermen. (A Commander Allan Dice Thriller)
'Peter Hill has done it again—a fast moving, action-packed thriller involving the secret service, the police, and underworld criminals.'
Coventry Evening Standard
Three ruthless 'Washermen' arrive in England from Hong Kong.
Their task is to disrupt the protection rackets operated by the 14K Triad in central London, which they proceed to do with ruthless and ingenious efficiency.
Britain has lived with curse of the sinister Chinese Triads for too long and repeated failures by MI5 to penetrate the highly effective Chinese Secret Service have now goaded them into joining with the CIA in an extremely questionable undertaking known as Operation Redlight, directed by the unscrupulous Roger Firth.
The sudden outbreak of deadly violence brings Redlight into fierce conflict with Scotland Yard's Commander Allan Dice.
One of the most trusted officers in the police force, Dice soon finds himself waist-deep in a dangerous, corrupt and vicious world of rivalry, espionage and murder.
As the death toll rises, Dice learns his enemies lurk not only in Soho's narrow streets and London's decaying dockside but also deep within his own sphere of control.
In this brilliant story of detective and intelligence officers at loggerheads, Peter Hill has created a dynamic and compassionate thriller, set against the sinister world of London's Chinatown. And again Allan Dice, whose personality played so dominant a part in The Fanatics, quietly but powerfully asserts his strange integrity.
Press comments on The Washermen
'Zippy, intricate Chinese puzzle laid out with high laconic skill…'
'Intricate and skilful… Hill is more than a find'
The Sunday Times
Peter Hill is an author and playwright who regularly wrote for many top-rated British television series including, 'Special Branch', 'Z Cars', 'Callan', 'The Bill', 'The Sweeney', 'Crown Court', 'Public Eye', and 'New Scotland Yard'.
As a novelist he wrote the highly successful Staunton and Wyndsor Series of police detective novels set in various locations in Britain. They are: The Hunters, The Liars, The Enthusiast and The Savages.
After a successful career in television drama in Britain and New Zealand, where he now lives, Peter has returned to novel writing in a new genre and Evolution's Path is a trilogy of near and far-future novels which depict a disturbing vision of an apocalyptic future.
Press comments on the author's Staunton and Wyndsor series
'A really first-class who-dunnit'
'This is a taut, handsome job, beautifully written...'
The New York Times
'To follow…the brilliantly inspired tracking of Hill's two detectives is a joy apart from the brainteasing please of accepting the author's challenge to identify the murderer.'
London Evening News
'Peter Hill does a fine job with character, plot, atmosphere and suspense.'
'Bizarre murder and a full, meaty, thoroughly absorbing account of the investigation.'
'…a pair of attractive investigators...'
New York Times
As John Eyers, Peter wrote. "Survivores: Genesis of a Hero" and "Special Branch: In at The Kill" based on the TV series.
About the Author
Peter Hill’s background is steeped in crime. He was a detective in the Metropolitan Police, London, serving in some of the toughest parts of that city. He also worked at New Scotland Yard in the Company Fraud Department and later the internationally recognised C1 department known as ‘The Murder Squad’. In the course of his investigations he travelled widely in Britain, Europe and South America.
He left the force at the age of thirty-two, with the rank of Detective Inspector, to become a professional writer.
Peter worked extensively in television for iconic British drama series such as ‘Callan’, ‘The Sweeney’, ‘Z Cars’, ‘Public Eye’, ‘The Bill’, ‘Special Branch’,and ‘New Scotland Yard’,
He has written six novels, which were all published worldwide by major publishing houses.
These books are all British police detective thrillers set in various locations in Britain and The Hunters, The Liars, The Enthusiast and The Savages in the ‘Staunton and Wyndsor’ series and The Fanatics and The Washermen in the ‘Commander Allan Dice’ books are now available as eBooks.
These books are all stand-alone stories, but with the same major protagonists.
Under the pen name of John Eyers he was commissioned to write Survivors: Genesis of a Hero, based on the famous ‘Survivors’ TV series,and Special Branch: In at the Kill, a spin-off from the ‘Special Branch’ TV series.
These are also now available as eBooks.
Although based on the characters in the two TV series both of these books are stand-alone stories.
Peter has recently returned to novel writing but in a different genre and ‘Evolution’s Path’ is series of near-and far-future stories, of which Killing Tomorrow now available as an eBook, is the first. The second in the series, The Ladies’ Game, and the third, Procreation, have recently been published as eBooks.
They are also available as paperbacks.
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