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DCI Mark Lapslie suffers from a rare neurological condition that ‘cross-wires’ his senses. The sickening clamour of sounds he can taste has smothered his marriage and stifled his career...and it’s getting worse. His colleagues have written him off as a drunk – or worse – and Lapslie has quarantined himself in an isolated Essex cottage.

Carl Whittley has got his own problems to deal with too: he’s just tortured a minor TV celebrity to death and blown an apparently anonymous commuter to pieces. DCI Lapslie is drawn into a deadly game where the troubled detective might just discover that his gravest weakness is also his greatest strength.

Nigel McCrery worked as a detective in the Nottinghamshire Constabulary, until he left the force to study at Cambridge University. He has created and written some of the most successful television series, including Silent Witness, Born & Bred, New Tricks and All the King’s Men. He is also the author of five internationally bestselling Sam Ryan mysteries. Nigel lives in North London.

©2009 Nigel McCrery (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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I have read the first 3, All brilliant, I'm getting too know caat. getting rest. Patricia Welsh

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Not for the squeamish

Enjoyed the premise of this book but narration could have been better. As always, our lead detective has a problem but not the usual variety as he is cursed by an illness unlike any other. Whatever he smells is translated into taste and sound making him isolated from his wife and family and creating numerous problems for his career. But it's uniqueness assists in the unmasking of villains whilst causing him immense suffering. I got that, but wish the author had not felt the need to repeat the symptoms, cause and effect as often as he did and as I have downloaded the remaining 5 books of this series, I can only hope that this practice will cease or they will be returned unread! However, that said, Mr McCredy writes an excellent novel from the perspective of both our detective, his team and the deranged killer. We are not spared the horrors inflicted upon victims so be prepared and the pace is only hampered by repitition of Lapsies condition, but if you can get past that, then take a chance on what could be an intriguing series.