It's a race against time as Detective Superintendent Roy Grace tries to stop a grieving mother from taking the law into her own hands in Dead Man's Grip, by award winning crime writer Peter James.
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 . . .
Although the Roy Grace novels can be read in any order, Dead Man's Grip is the seventh thrilling title in the bestselling series. Enjoy more of the Brighton detective’s investigations with Not Dead Yet and Dead Man's Time.
Now a major ITV series, Grace, starring John Simm.
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.
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!!!
Excellent as expected!
Another excellent read. Fast paced and a real roller coaster. Can't wait to read the next in the series.
Long boring descriptions of irrelevant information. Storyline is good but you can follow the story by reading every few pages