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Who Guards a Prince

Narrated by: Ian Redford
Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
4 out of 5 stars (41 ratings)

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Summary

Who would sever a tongue from a living mouth? Or kill a pathetic, homeless old man? Or frighten a young doctor into silence? The questions are piling up, and Doug McHarg can't stop asking them - especially when he's warned off by both his boss in the local police and by Scotland Yard. The pattern that emerges is of a powerful organisation with links to the throne and the White House. And all that stands against them is McHarg: a discontented copper with nothing to lose.
© Reginald Hill; (P)Oakhill Publishing Ltd

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"May be our finest living crime writer." (Sunday Telegraph)
"An exciting page-turner....literate and clever." (Library Journal)

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    4 out of 5 stars

Another super Hill book

This book will especially appeal to conspiracy theorists imo, dealing as it does with the murky - and murderous - worlds of certain secret societies and sleazy politicians.

Hard to write a review that doesn't contain a spoiler in one form or another; e.g. my only quibble with this book, and why I've only given it four stars, is because the ending is just a little bit too tidy, and real life isn't like that, is it?

Highly recommended, nonetheless. A really riveting listen!

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Average

Not as good as many of his other titles but engaging enough and I read to the end.

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Bit far fetched

I like Reginald Hill and was looking forward to another book like ,The Woodcutter. Not quite in same league

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  • ACT1
  • 07-02-19

Gripping

One of those stories which hooks you in and won't let go until the last page.

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  • Christine
  • 04-02-13

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  • Tonyo
  • 08-04-10

A great read

A clever little crime thriller - well worth the read