In Mauritius, a retired Law Lord is brutally murdered, while in Manchester, the Labour Party conference is beginning.
DC Iona Khan's first case in the Counter Terrorism Unit appears to be a trivial use of false identity, when a Sri Lankan student asks questions about Manchester's tunnel system. But when she learns the identity of the conference's guest speaker, Iona must enter the world beneath the city to prevent a catastrophe.
©2012 Chris Simms (P)2013 W F Howes Ltd
"Plenty of tension, a likeable heroine and some superb set-pieces in the claustrophobic subterranean tunnels add up to an exhilarating read" (Guardian)
"Simms is at the forefront of new British crime fiction" (R. J. Ellory on Cut Adrift)
Great book, nice having a female hero!
Well written and well read. I look forward to hearing Chris Simms next
book,hopefully with the same heroine
and same reader.
Absolutely brilliant!!! Mothers Scottish accent a bit dodgy but overall the narration was good. The story was edge of your seat stuff at the end. Haven't listened to such a good book for ages. Now to buy the next one
Spend my time cycling, reading, listening to audiobooks and music, baking and running about after 3 grown up kids, cats and chickens.
I just loved this one. I've had it in my library for a few months and had overlooked it while teeing up my next listen. Finally got round to it and enjoyed every minute. Iona Khan is a great character and I hope it's the first in a series.
This is an interesting page-turner; it's a simple plot but I was eager to seize any opportunity to listen.
The heroine, Iona Khan, is a very intelligent mixed-race Detective Constable, newly-appointed to the Counter Terrorism Unit in Manchester. Her boss is a racist and bullying man who deliberately puts her in dangerous situations without backup. She is advised and protected by her ex-boyfriend, who she split from because of his drinking. He is a brave and competent ex-soldier who turned to drink to help him forget a terrible action in Afghanistan, of which he is deeply ashamed.
DC Iona Khan is given a task by her boss to keep her away from the main action on protecting the Labour Party conference in the city, but her ability to link apparently unrelated incidents and bits of information leads her to believe she is on the trail of a terrorist attack which could be carried out using little-known tunnels under the conference venue. With her unhelpful boss and unwelcoming colleagues to fight against, she needs all the determination and resilience she can muster to push forward with her fight to prevent an attack which could have drastic consequences.
Eventually DC Khan wins through, with the help and experience of her ex-boyfriend, and a tragedy is averted!
The narration by Becky Hindley is excellent, with good clear accents and no irritating characteristics.
Great narrator of a great storyline
Iona Khan, what a woman!
Very easy to follow the plot, her change of voice or rhythm made it very easy to know who was speaking and how they were feeling, well done Becky
I found it very hard to stop listening to this book, was forever looking for an excuse to "read" a bit more
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