The third novel in the acclaimed Joe Donovan series by “Britain’s answer to Michael Connelly” (Ken Bruen).
When the savagely beaten body of a Muslim student is discovered in a rundown area of Newcastle, blame falls on the far right National Unity Partybut for once they appear to be innocent. after the death of a supposed suicide bomber, the investigation takes a more dangerous turn as our protagonist and his team find themselves the targets of a ruthless killer unlike any they have faced before. A killer who will do anything to ensure an explosive thirty-year-old secret remains buried. Anythingeven orchestrating a brutal race war that will tear the city apart, with Donovan caught in the middle.
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A sometimes brutal, sometimes poetic journey through the dark heart of modern Britain, and confirms Waites as one of the brightest stars in crime writing.
London’s dark heart has seldom been exposed with such surgical precision. Brutal, mesmerizing stuff.
The pace is relentless, the prose seamless, and the writing a sheer joy.
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