Dead Man's Grip is the seventh novel in the multi-million copy Detective Superintendent Roy Grace series from number one bestselling author Peter James.
Can Detective Superintendent Roy Grace stop a grieving mother from taking the law into her own hands?
A university student is killed in a tragic traffic accident while riding their bicycle. When two of the drivers involved are hunted down by a sadistic killer, Grace knows that the third driver, Carly Chase, may be next.
Carly, a solicitor, believes hiding is not an option and heads to New York to speak with the cyclist’s mother. But Grace knows about the mother’s underworld connections and that the family will stop at nothing to take an eye for an eye . . .
British author James's seventh crime novel featuring Det. Supt. Roy Grace (after 2010's Dead Like You) opens with a fatal road accident in the center of Brighton involving a truck, a car, a van, and an unfortunate American cyclist, Tony Revere, who's the grandson of Mafia boss Sal Giordano. While the initial focus is on the van driver, lowlife Ewan Preece, who raced away from the accident, it becomes apparent that there's a more ominous force at work. Revere's family hires a chillingly rational killer called Tooth to eliminate every person present at the accident even though no one actually directly caused Revere's death. Grace works the case with sidekick Det. Sgt. Glenn Branson and the rest of his team of well-sketched members, each bringing his or her individual talent to the investigation. The grim creativity of the victims' deaths and the ease of movement of the action are two of the many compelling reasons to stick with this series.
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Dead Man's Grip
LOVED this book!!! Could not put it down as with other books by this author! Cannot wait till next! More please from Roy Grace series? Have now read all and each 1 got better and better. Cannot recommend Peter James enough!!!
Long boring descriptions of irrelevant information. Storyline is good but you can follow the story by reading every few pages
Typically British ramblings with weak plot tidbits surrounded by overly indulged descriptions that not only place you in the scene but jail you there for entire chapters while you pray for another bit of storyline. Read one whole chapter where cover for detective while he went to a concert was all that was established. Couldn't read more than a chapter without falling asleep. Not riveting.