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Publisher Description

Banks is back his twentieth mystery – and this time he's investigating the murder of one of his own.

Detective Inspector Bill Quinn is killed by a crossbow in the tranquil grounds of a police rehabilitation centre, and compromising photos are found in his room.  DCI Banks, brought in to investigate, is assailed on all sides.

By Joanna Passero, the Professional Standards inspector who insists on shadowing the investigation in case of police corruption.

By his own conviction that a policeman shouldn't be deemed guilty without evidence.

By Annie Cabbot, back at work after six months' recuperation, and beset by her own doubts and demons.

And by an English girl who disappeared in Estonia six years ago, who seems to hold the secret at the heart of this case . . .

Crime & Thrillers
August 16
Hodder & Stoughton

Customer Reviews

Xam swerdna ,

Watching the dark.

Another masterpiece of crime fiction which I enjoyed as much as the first Peter Robinson book I read many years ago.
As usual the police procedures are believable.
I feel as though I know the regular characters and can liken them to former police officers I knew.
Maybe even myself!!!

Q.E. ,

DCI Banks - another great yarn

Peter Robinson is well up to date with current affairs as always. This intriguing tale covers a lot of ground with illegal immigrants, people trafficking, drugs, corruption and murder in the UK and in Estonia. His description of that emerging former Soviet country has made me want to see it myself.
One criticism though, in the story Banks recalls his youth when he awaited eagerly for record releases from The Beatles and Bob Dylan. This would have happened in the 1960's and if Banks was a teenager then is he not a bit long in the tooth to still be a serving police officer?

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