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Summary

A secret kept for a thousand years....

After the dramatic theft of a priceless artefact from Durham Cathedral, the rest of the world believes that DCI Ryan and his team were able to recover and return St Cuthbert's cross to its rightful home. But Ryan knows the cross he recovered was a fake - far from being over, their problems are only just beginning.... 

Just as Ryan and his team begin to unravel the truth behind the spate of mysterious thefts, something even more priceless is stolen - something that can never be replaced. 

As the nationwide manhunt continues without success, Ryan is thrust into despair-until he realises the answer lies not in modern policing, but in an age-old secret known only to a chosen few. To recover what's been lost, he must first crack 'Cuthbert's Code', following the trail of a long-dead saint across the wild, unpredictable hills and valleys of the borderlands. 

Can Ryan find what he's looking for, before it's too late? 

He's going to need a miracle.... 

Murder and mystery are peppered with romance and humour in this fast-paced crime whodunit set amidst the spectacular Northumbrian landscape.

©2020 LJ Ross (P)2021 Audible, Ltd

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Disappointing!

The last two books in this series get progressively worse... the plot... the repetitiveness.... the characters...such a shame!

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Another Great Book

The Author has done it again, a brilliant storyline. As each new book is released, Louise (the Author) just gets better.
Loved the way we got to know Ryan's parents especially his father, realising how kind GrandDad was, showing off his softer side.

If you like Ryan, Phillips, Mac, your definitely going to LOVE this book.

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amazing beyond description 👏

Thank you LJ Ross for this wonderful engaging book! couldn't put it down! finished all in almost one setting...

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Fantastic

Another great DCIRyan book. Narration perfect from Jonathan Keeble, who is in my opinion THE only voice for the Ryan novels. This story was fast paced with a number of tense moments and very well written. Although it picks up the story from the previous Ryan book you don’t have to have read it to follow along.

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excellent

Cuthberts Way was brilliant as usual. i read the book while desperately awaiting audio version and then listened to jonathan. Keebles fantastic narration ..i think he is amazing

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L.J.Ross back to her best

I didn’t listen to 14, 15 & 16 (thank you honest reviewers), but based on the reviews for book 17 in the series I did listen to this audiobook.

It was brilliant.

Funny, human, tender, scary and exciting. The author back on top of her game. No need to say anything about the actual story. I’ll just say it is very much worth a listen.

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The year has started well !!

loved it excellent story line when is the next one coming out please L J Ross?

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absolutely brilliant

This is the best one so far, could not put it down. went on extra long walks so I could listen to it I peace and quiet. extreme heart rendering at times. Brilliant.

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Brilliant as always!

The characters come through. Heart racing.
Fatherhood makes a difference to Ryan, for the better, if that were possible.

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Some repetition but back to strong storyline

Having listened to the whole series, I can say I love the characters, setting and plots, but I do wish that each book didn’t contain such huge amounts of referrals back to previous books. Fair enough to allude to Mac’s injury - but no need to write about it in such detail - it would be better to let people discover the story in the books. It’s not necessary for each book to standalone completely, and actually it detracts from the characters, far better to encourage listeners to journey through the series by leaving them wanting to go back and find the relevant book. Anyway, I’m sure I’ll be purchasing the next one! I like the characters !

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  • Trish R.
  • 15-06-21

Love this series..

I had a lot of trouble with downloading this book but I finally gave up on the book and decided to just listen to it. As always I love Ryan and his team, and his wife and new baby.

This was all about a saint that died 1537 and a man who believed that he could preform miracles after all that time. And he wanted everything that had to do with Cuthbert, no matter how many people he had to kill.

No romance and no swearing.

As for the narration: You can't beat Jonathan Keeble when it comes to all the wonderful characters in this series.

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  • P. J. Mayhew
  • 17-04-21

A tolerable sequel

This book and it’s predecessor are two of the shortest and most unbelievable in in the DCI Ryan series. The story is more biased against traditional Catholic faith than the other books which do display the author’s atheist belief system. I wonder why write about holy relics in a way that is disdainful? Most of the series is not so openly antagonistic to Christianity. The mystery series has been fast paced and interesting. Maybe the author needs to move on to new characters and new settings due to feelings of boredom and antipathy with these characters and locale.

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  • Carol
  • 11-02-21

Love Jonathan Keeble's voice

These books (about Maxwell Ryan) are very in-depth, they have a little bit of romance a little bit of humor. there was a point I started to cry in this story. They're very enjoyable. especially when You have audible and can listen to the book, it's like seeing a movie in your head.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 14-02-22

"Life isn't all black and white."

Sometimes characters can intrude just a little too much into their stories and this is one such. Forever cuddling up to tell their partner in life and/ or work now fortunate they are might be a noble sentiment but, in a police procedural crime investigation, it becomes both annoying and inappropriate. Otherwise, the book is well written, suspenseful and interesting.
Narration by Jonathan Keeble, was, as always, excellent

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 31-03-21

DCI Ryan is a favourite

I really enjoy this series and all of it's characters.
I much prefer this series to the other one LJ Ross has developed

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  • 03-03-21

Short!


Ryan is a bore. I have listened to all the rest of the books in the series and I like the narrator - so I will probably listen to the next one too.

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  • barbara
  • 13-02-21

Cuthbert's Way

The more I listen/read the more I love DCI Ryan & his Family and Team. The history that goes with the books and the emotions are very good, while the murders are always exciting. This would make a really good TV crime series . I cannot wait for the next book to come out. The characters and narration are perfect.