Roger Standing, commander of the British Empire and the prime minister's special adviser for education, is murdered. DCI Tom Caton is not short of suspects. But if this is a simple mugging gone wrong then why has MI5 ransacked his apartment, and why is Special Branch disrupting the investigation? And why are the widow and her son taking the news so calmly?
Roger Standing was not what he seemed...and something is rotten in the corridors of power. Will the killer strike again?
©2009 Bill Rogers (P)2015 Caton Books Ltd
Intelligent, well written
The scene on the roof towards the end of the book
DCI Tom Caton - It is quite unusual to find a meticulous detective who also cares about lifestyle in a novel.
I found emotional reactions to some of the very recognisable group dynamics that are described.
I will certainly buy more of Bill Rogers books - Some more Audible please.
Wanted to like this bok after hearing the first in the series. Found the story thin and the ending rather unexciting.. Such a pity, hope the next in the series is better.
I really did try to like this book but I simply couldn't get into it. I love listening to a good mystery audiobook and I hoped this was a good find - how wrong I was. This book has so many faults that just cry out for a good editor. Just why does the author feel the need to pad the storyline with dull waffling about education policy? And is it too much to ask for the lead character (Caton) to adopt a more natural speech pattern? I found the lead characters dull and unimaginative.
The narration really doesn't help either. I stopped noticing which character was supposedly speaking as the narrator's range is so narrow.
Just a painful, boring listen.
A better story, less banal conversations between characters and a reader with character in his voice. He was too weak. Made the lead detective sound weak - almost femine.
Not Bill Rogers or this reader that is for sure.
All the chit chat got on my nerves.
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