Crime Scene Investigator, Eddie Collins, finds himself suspended from duty – not for breaking the rules, but for smashing them to pieces.
It looked like a straightforward burn-out with a dead body in the driver's seat. CSI Eddie Collins finds out that this apparent suicide isn't a suicide at all. And the deeper he digs, the more twisted this case becomes.
Eddie's attention is focused on the victim's husband, a curious man who seemingly has nothing to gain from his wife's death. Only when he teams up with DI Benson do they make headway, determining that the motive for the killing is buried in the past.
But there's more to it than anyone could have suspected, another layer – a mysterious stranger, a kidnapping, and a murder that has its roots in the 1970s – details of which are extremely sensitive, but ignored by Eddie as he relentlessly pursues the killer in a race towards his final victim.
Even Eddie makes mistakes, and he has no idea of the danger waiting for him as the heart-breaking climax approaches.
Some things are scarier than dead bodies.
If you like fast-paced and gripping crime thrillers with a strong forensic element, you'll love Andrew Barrett's Sword of Damocles. It will appeal to fans of Kathy Reichs, Robert Bryndza and Angela Marsons.
To experience Eddie's battle to slice through the deceit, buy Sword of Damocles now.
What people say about Sword of Damocles:
~ Once again Andrew Barrett has knocked me for six.
~ My mouth was hanging open on the last page!
~ Hard-hitting and imaginative, this book is an absolute cracker.
~ The interplay between the characters is a delight.
~ TOP 500 REVIEWER - As always, Mr Barrett spins a great yarn
~ A fantastically plotted tale of secrets and lies played out through snappy writing by well-defined characters. Definitely another winner!
~ I was totally overcome by the revelations in the letter in the final chapter and it moved me to tears - not something I can recall ever happening to me with a book before.
~ Easily compares with Jeffrey Deaver, Lee Child, James Patterson, Patricia Cornwell.
~ Excellent, exciting, witty, dark.
~ Another gem with a gripping storyline and surprises popping up with Eddie's work methods and exceptionally brave storyline.
~ VINE VOICE – I was sorry to finish it and can't wait for the next offering from this author...highly recommended.
Also available by Andrew Barrett:
The Third Rule - CSI Eddie Collins 1
Black by Rose - CSI Eddie Collins 2
Sword of Damocles - CSI Eddie Collins 3
Ledston Luck - CSI Eddie Collins 4
The Death of Jessica Ripley - CSI Eddie Collins 5
This Side of Death – CSI Eddie Collins 6
The Lift - An Eddie Collins Short Story
The Note - An Eddie Collins Novella
The Lock - An Eddie Collins Novella
The Crew – An Eddie Collins Novella
A Long Time Dead - Roger Conniston 1
Stealing Elgar - Roger Conniston 2
No More Tears - Roger Conniston 3
The End of Lies – a psychological thriller with teeth