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Summary

The unlikely detective Zack Walker returns in this searingly funny mystery thriller from the dark and witty mind of best-selling author Linwood Barclay.

Zack Walker is back, and much to his family's relief, the work-at-home science-fiction writer has left the house to take a job as a features writer for the city paper. But now that Zack's incessant plotting can no longer be hatched from the comforts of his own home, he must be ever more vigilant to outwit the evil at large, whether in the suburbs, the city, or his own imagination. Zack is ready - or so he thinks.

While researching his first feature article, Zack stumbles upon a real-life crime scene, but what seems like an ordinary hit-and-run may actually be a homicide linked to a gang that's been stealing from Crandall's high-end shops. Suddenly Zack finds himself at the centre of a violent crime wave and destined for a confrontation with Barbie Bullock, an unsettling figure infamous in the crime syndicate for his ruthless business tactics and peculiar proclivity for collecting dolls.

And all is not quiet on the home front either. Zack's protective instincts launch into overdrive when he discovers that his daughter's rejected suitor has been tracing her every step and may harbour a much more ominous motivation than winning a Saturday night date.

As worlds begin to collide and boundaries between family and foe blur, Zack goes on the attack, and heaven help the bad guys when this resourceful father comes to make good on a deal gone bad.

Read by William Hope.

©2017 Linwood Barclay (P)2017 Orion Publishing Group

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  • 06-06-18

I'm a big fan of Linwood Barclay

I'm a big fan of Linwood Barclay and I always enjoy the narration by William Hope. Zac Walker is a really nice guy and I feel I know him. I've recommended this book to friends and I can't wait for the next

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Another superb story from the Master!

Absolutely engrossed from beginning to end!
William Hope, the narrator does an exceptional job.
Thoroughly recommend ALL Linwood Barclay books.

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laughing then shaking my head then laughing then..

This book was just so enjoyable and funny. Starting to like the Zack Walker character and this book was great. Highly recommended.

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  • 'Books, Ears & Imagination'. . . Cheshire ;)
  • 29-09-17

Absolutely Brilliant

Absolutely Brilliant, great story with subtle humour, need book three ASAP. One of the best narrators. Linwood Barclay never fails...A must