Detective Superintendent George Quinn - Mayfair resident and dandy with a razor-sharp brain - has set up a new police unit dedicated to investigating the super-rich. When he is shot in mysterious circumstances, DI Blake Reynolds is charged with taking over. But Reynolds hadn't bargained for Quinn's personal assistant - the flinty Victoria Clifford - who knows more than she's prepared to reveal....
The trail left by Quinn leads to a jewellery theft, a murderous conspiracy among some of the most glamorous (and richest) Russians in London - and the beautiful Anna, who challenges Reynolds' professional integrity. Reynolds and Clifford must learn to work together fast - or risk Quinn's fate.
Set in the heart of 21st-century Mayfair, a world of champagne, Lamborghinis and Savile Row suits, The Yellow Diamond is a brilliant new venture from one of our best-loved crime authors - meticulously plotted, wonderfully humane and hugely enjoyable.
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Having enjoyed the 2 other Andrew Martin titles available on Audible, I was looking forward to this. However the whole concept was quite irritating: the hoity toity PA of a shot policeman keeps information from her new boss, out of loyalty to her old boss, who is in a coma after being shot. He is able to work out the various mysteries in any case, while reporting dutifully to this woman (whose boss he is) in a rather subservient manner. The snobbery gets quite tedious (of course he is a semi-rough Yorkshire person!) - specially as the plot concerns New Mayfair types - Russians and hedge-fund people- as opposed to Old Mayfair toffs! The story itself is a bit of a mish-mash.