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“Great book, a real page turner … I couldn’t put it down.” Steven Greaves

“A nice enjoyable, short, easy read. Keeps you guessing.” Rose Harrison

“Fast-paced but an intricately woven plot. A great crime thriller.” Pete Larsen

Detective Chief Inspector Danny Radford returns in this gripping crime novella

When DCI Radford acts in a way that seriously jeopardises an ongoing investigation, fellow officers’ suspicions that he has gone native seem to be confirmed. But when they finally track down who was behind a brutal beating of a priest, not everything turns out to be as it seems.

If you enjoy mystery and suspense you’ll love this new police mystery by John Stanley, bestselling author of THE NUMBERS GAME.

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"Great mystery, great police drama, and a great story."

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When a Reverend is found almost beaten to death, the police investigation is hampered by the bizarre behaviour of the DCI in charge. When he acts in a way that could destroy the case, other officers begin to wonder what is going on, and whether there's corruption in their own department.

A gritty police drama, this was written by an author who really knew the police or at least did his research. The intra-office politics is a strong background, the characters develop clearly over the story, and the dialog crackles. In some sections the tension is palpable, and I really didn't know who to trust or who to believe. There were points in this story where I really did not know where it was going, and I couldn't wait to find out.

A novella maybe, but it has enough twists and turns for a whole novel, and - better yet - everything is believable throughout. There are no moments when you look back and think that given your new information an act does not make sense. Also, like in real life, all the endings don't tie up neatly and there is a sprawling epic mess for the officers to spend the last third of the book picking through.

Great mystery, great police drama, and a great story.

Rating: 5



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rz3300 (15 September 2016)
I love short stories, and they have always been my favorite. On top of that I have been described as a political junkie by some (although I think that is a stretch), and I love a good mystery story with dramatic elements. This sounds like it is right up my alley, and I am moving this one to the top of the list, so thank you.

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