SOME KILLERS CAN'T BE TAMED . . .
The brand new Detective Jack Warr thriller from the Queen of Crime Drama, Lynda La Plante - now available in hardback, eBook and audiobook.
'Do you know what a Judas Horse is? When the wild mustangs are running free, you corral one and train it. When he's ready, you release him and he'll bring his team back into the corral - like Judas betraying them...'
Violent burglars have been terrorising residents across the English countryside. But when a mutilated body is discovered in a Cotswolds house, it becomes clear that this is no ordinary group of opportunist thieves.
As Detective Jack Warr investigates, he discovers locals with dark secrets, unearths hidden crimes - and hits countless dead ends. With few leads and the violent attacks escalating, he will have to act as audaciously as the criminals if he hopes to stop them.
When Warr meets Charlotte Miles, a terrified woman with links to the group, he must use her to lure the unsuspecting killers into one last job, and into his trap. But with the law already stretched to breaking point, any failure will be on Warr's head - and any more blood spilled, on his hands...
PRAISE FOR LYNDA LA PLANTE:
'DC Jack Warr is clearly destined for higher things, and I look forward to following his progress' - PETER ROBINSON, No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of the DCI Banks series
'A compelling, clever plot with a brilliant cast of diverse characters. Utterly riveting' - RACHEL ABBOTT, million-selling author of ONLY THE INNOCENT
'Lynda La Plante practically invented the thriller' KARIN SLAUGHTER
La Plante's so-so sequel to 2020's Buried starts more strongly than it finishes. Like many a maverick cop, Det. Sgt. Jack Warr, of the Metropolitan Police, has a "reputation for doggedly following his instincts, regardless of how dubious that course of action seemed to everyone else." Because he can think like a crook, his boss tasks him with catching a burglar who has terrorized a London neighborhood for five years. Warr's quick apprehension of the thief leads to a similar assignment after the police in the Cotswolds ask for help. Their beat has been plagued for years by burglars targeting wealthy residents, whose desire for privacy makes them uncooperative. Soon after Warr arrives in the area, a married couple are hit by the burglars, who use a laser to break into their home's safe and victimize their autistic adult son. More violence ups the ante. Nothing about Warr, who's so consumed by work that he forgets the naming ceremony for his first child, breaks any molds. The psychological depth La Plante brought to her Jane Tennison books is absent in this routine police procedural.