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It had to be now. Away from prying eyes. Now or never. The watcher’s focus adjusted quickly to the gloom. Harry was still gassing. ‘Always in the bag,’ he heard him brag. Well, you are going to be in a very different bag soon, thought the watcher. Harry said his goodbyes. This was it.

The murder of a promising footballer, son of Brighton’s highest-ranking police officer, means Detective Superintendent Jo Howe has a complicated and sensitive case on her hands. The situation becomes yet more desperate following devastating blackmail threats. 

Howe can trust no one as she tracks the brutal killer in a city balanced on a knife edge of vigilante action and a police force riven with corruption.

©2022 Graham Bartlett (P)2022 Allison & Busby Ltd

Critic reviews

"Gripping, clever, masterly written and reeking authenticity on every page." (Peter James)

"As an ex-cop, Bartlett knows what he’s talking about and he certainly knows how to tell a good story. A cracking debut." (Mark Billingham)

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A great crime thriller

For a debut book this read like a great start to a must read series. Good writing, good narration. looking forward to the next book and audiobook.

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Fantastic Book!

I just couldn’t stop listening to this! The storyline was excellent and the character absolutely fantastic.
I am hoping we will get a follow up novel!!!!!!

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Outstanding Debut Novel

What an outstanding debut novel - the attention to detail was superb and the involvement of the police officers families made it real. A brilliant story that keeps you gripped from page one - oh and a twist at the end!

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Too many villains and weak willed characters!

None of the characters were well rounded, even the one good gal, as a listener, I did not feel I knew her. Personally, I prefer to have a sense that within the police force there are more good guys, whether this is a reality or not.
Not sure if I will buy another audio book from this author.

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Very good

A fantastic first novel by an author who knows of what he writes. Very interesting police procedural. The narration was quite good.