On a busy London street, a young woman is attacked in broad daylight and left bleeding to death on the pavement. Among the eyewitnesses are DI Simon Fenchurch and his wife.
Fenchurch pursues the attacker through a warren of backstreets and eventually arrests a young hoodie with a cache of stolen phones - an 'Apple picker' on the make. The case should be closed but something feels off...Was this really just about a smartphone? Why did the victim look nervous before she was targeted? And why don't the prints on the murder weapon match the young man in custody?
Before Fenchurch can probe further, his superiors remove him from the case, convinced he has let the real culprit run free. But Fenchurch is determined to get to the truth and, before long, uncovers a conspiracy that reaches high above the street gangs of London.
©2016 Ed James. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
i love how this story carries on from the last one without any long tedious explanations. The plot is intriguing and kept me interested throughout the story.
Intricate play on current social climate regarding race, immigrants, marginalization and violence The author uses insight on violence as a means to illicit emotional trauma and the toll that it takes on interpersonal relationships.
Book two is a marked improvement on book one. I look forward to the next installment.
"Very mediocre police procedural"
The lead cop is not very bright and not very likeable. He is plagued--did we really need to know it?--with acid reflux and, endlessly, by a drumming in his ears. Then there are the caricature rastas. My recommendation is: Skip it.
"Another great one!"
I am hooked on Fenchurch... I am looking forward to his next adventure. Hurry please:)
James needs to stop the repetitive plot line of kidnapped children who are later exploited. In his first book it was interesting, in this one it became redundant.
"Deplorables Are Not Welcome......."
Members of the Tory Party, UKIP and all of those who support Brexit are shallow, greedy people who are responsible for all of London's woes. Woe to the Deplorables !
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