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Summary

Frankie Verdi, Eddie Williams and Tony Thompson are The Three Dogs. A ruthless criminal gang. A law unto themselves. 

Detective Jim Hacker has watched the Dogs grow from thuggish youths to psychotic criminals and seems to be the only cop in town with the determination to see justice done. 

Meanwhile Jamie Strange, a young Royal Marine, finds himself embroiled in the lives of the gang when his girlfriend, Laurie Holland, cuts off their engagement...to be with the most dangerous of The Dogs: Frankie Verdi. Strange knows right from wrong, but when Verdi begins to target Jamie's family, he makes an enemy of a man more dangerous than even he could imagine.

©2017 Robert White (P)2018 W. F. Howes Ltd

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Excellent

Great listen, I really enjoyed it. It captures 1980s Northern England well. The mentions of Malaya and Aden at the start certainly set the scene for the last few chapters..Brutal.

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Enjoyable

The narrator leads this story from start to finish. super style even if some of the accents are a bit loose ! A story of northern hard men and a policeman who proves little ! I liked it ... but you'll need to finish it for a super ending !

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Terrific characterisation and narration

This is a really well crafted novel. The characters are deep and interesting and the performance was exceptional. I thoroughly enjoyed the interweaving of the characters.

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Brilliant

One of the best written books I’ve read in years,perfectly paced and refreshingly different from the usual crime novels,well done Robert white,I’m going to read more of your books now,

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Great listen

Excellent riverting from start to Finnish. You will not want to put this book down .

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believable story

Well narrated a great story! What’s not to like regarding Robert White’s characters. A great listen

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Superb

One of the best audiobooks I’ve listened to in a long time, gripping storyline brought alive by fantastic narration, I was glued to it and binge-listened to the whole book in 2 days!

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Excellent .

Great story coupled with excellent narration. Looking forward to experiencing more books by this author.

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Keeble does it again

So I really am not a fan of gangster novels but the reviews were good and as for Jonathan - you just can't do better, and he really did sink his teeth into this one. Violence is never pretty and Mr White has a penchant for such drama: so if your tastes match his, then this will be a sure hit. As for me ..... perhaps I need to find a gentler fare for my next listen!

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Very good story

This was such an enjoyable book, I listened to it in two days as I couldn’t turn it off. The narrator was fantastic, so good with all the different voices. I loved the way the story unfolded, using the narrator as the detective narrating the story. I don’t know if this is a reflection of my own personality but I thought the ending was justified and very deserved by the villains.

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  • 26-12-18

Perfection

This novel had it all. Depth of story, rich and believable characters, realistic dialogue and enough drama with surprising twists to keep you guessing. I admit I am hard to please and I exchange books more often than I'd like. I especially cannot deal with poor narration or unrealistic dialogue that is inappropriate to the story. This is a gritty yarn about crime and human emotion and I was not yanked out of the story even once by amateur or clumsy writing. Robert White knows what he is doing and I will be purchasing everything audible has available from him. This is the second title I have listened to and they have both been excellent. There is a strong element of violence but only where it belongs. No graphic description just for the sake of it. Just realistic, damned good writing. Thank you Robert White :)

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Great Read

I truly enjoyed this audio book. It was well worth the credit. Kept me on edge and a very good story. Frank was truly a Monster and Tony a non-feeling cold blooded killer.

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  • DeAnn Liefschultz
  • 10-06-22

I HAVE NEVER LEFT A SINGLE WRITTEN REVIEW, UNTIL THIS!

*IMPORTANT*: I listened at .08 speed- made a big difference in my opinion and I loved it! Best audiobook I’ve found in a loooong time. I feel like these days unfortunately I am spending so much time searching through the content on audible and sadly end up missing a lot more than I am hitting on a good one. But This was fantastic! Totally a Breathe of fresh air for crime/mystery/gritty detective or whatever label you want to categorize it in.. but the author and narrator are a stellar combo and truly enjoyed. Also I’m very confused as to why this author and his stand alone novels are not more well known and blowing up the charts let alone even mentioned on any charts!?!?