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Summary

Life is sweet for David Blake until his accountant is arrested for murder. The money man is set for a life sentence until he puts five million pounds out of Blake's reach. Now Blake faces a choice; fix the acquittal of a child killer or lose out on the cash. Meanwhile, Serbian gangsters are taking over his territory and his girlfriend is asking awkward question.

©2013 Howard Linskey (P)2014 W F Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

"A Tyneside Dashiell Hammett to put Martina Cole firmly in her place" ( The Times)
"Howard Linskey does for Newcastle what Ian Rankin has done for Edinburgh" ( New York Journal of Books)

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Captivating

could not stop listening....superb book
the characters have been given a reality....a and the surroundings can be pictured well

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Surprisingly good

Had me hooked from the get go. Loved the narrator too. A gritty thriller that took a while to get going, interesting twists and sub plots.

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Not the end!

I do hope this does not see the end of David Blake. Great story, gritty, no messing! Well done. Great performance as well.

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Terrific story told brilliantly. What happens next?

Having now listened to all 3 David Blake books, I can easily say they are at the top of my best audio book list. The stories are fast paced and really involving with a touch of humour but what really brings the books alive is the brilliant narration. David Nellist brings every character alive for the listener. What happens next? I would love to hear more from David Blake & his 'gangster' friends as I couldn't stop listening to these books, taking every opportunity to immerse myself in their exploits. Highly recommended, more please!

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Another really good book from Howard Linskey

I have listened to all the books in this series and so enjoyed the Geordie humour and accent brilliantly read by David Nellist. The story about a gangster boss romps along and leaves you feeling for the man. The characters are developed through the series and this is the latest and I fear the last in that series. I hope Howard Linksey puts pen to paper soon with another set of books with plots that are as good and challenging as these have been.

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3rd book completely hooked again

Brilliant narration
Brilliant twists turns and graphic plots
Impressive from start to finish
It is a good idea to read other 2,books first