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Deadly Intent (Anna Travis series Book 4)

Deadly Intent (Anna Travis series Book 4) [Kindle Edition]

Lynda La Plante
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'Deadly Intent races along at lightening speed and had me gripped from the first page' Emma Lee-Potter, Express 12/12

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Alexander Fitzpatrick is one of the most wanted men in the Western world. A Howard Marks character, but far more dangerous, his wealth, accrued through drug-trafficking, runs into millions. For the past ten years there has been no sighting of him. Has he gone to ground using an alias, or is he dead?
When an ex-police officer from the murder squad is found shot in a dank squat, Anna Travis is pulled onto the case. As the body count rises and the investigation becomes ever more complex, suspicion falls on Fitzpatrick. Is he still alive and in the UK? Could he be the killer, with terrifying access to the most lethal drug in existence?

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Lynda La Plante was born in Liverpool. She trained for the stage at RADA and worked with the National Theatre and RDC before becoming a television actress. She then turned to writing - and made her breakthrough with the phenomenally successful TV series WIDOWS.

Her novels have all been international bestsellers. Her original script for the much-acclaimed PRIME SUSPECT won awards from BAFTA, Emmys, British Broadcasting and Royal Television Society as well as the 1993 Edgar Allan Poe Writer's Award.

Since 1993 Lynda has spearheaded La Plante Productions. In that time the company has produced a stunning slate of innovative dramas with proven success and enduring international appeal.

Based on Lynda's best selling series of Anna Travis novels, Above Suspicion, Silent Scream, Deadly Intent and Silent Scream have all adapted into TV scripts and received impressive viewing figures.

Lynda has been made honorary fellow of the British Film Institute and was awarded the BAFTA Dennis Potter Writer's Award 2000.

On 14th June 2008 Lynda was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List (Writer and Producer for services to Literature, Drama and to Charity).

On 3rd October 2009, Lynda was honoured at the Cologne Conference International Film and Television Festival with the prestigious TV Spielfilm Award for her television adaptation of her novel, Above Suspicion.

Books penned by Lynda La Plante include: The Legacy, The Talisman, Bella Mafia, Entwined, Cold Shoulder, Cold Blood, Cold Heart, Sleeping Cruelty, Royal Flush, Above Suspicion, The Red Dahlia, Clean Cut, Deadly Intent and Silent Scream, Blind Fury and Blood Line have all been international best-sellers.

Lynda's new Anna Travis novel; Blood Line (released July 2011) entered the UK Sunday Times Bestsellers List at number 1 having sold 9,500 copies in its first two weeks, hotly followed by the paperback of Blind Fury achieving 38,000 copies sold in it's second week in the charts.

***Feb 2012*** will see the release of the chilling tale of THE LITTLE ONE, published in conjunction with Quick Reads through Simon & Schuster UK.

Lynda La Plante is published in the UK by Simon & Schuster.
Lynda La Plante is published in the US by HarperCollins Publishers.

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59 of 61 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deadly |Intent on reading more 25 Oct 2008
By Robert P. Splaine VINE VOICE
The book starts off in Mexico, but very quickly arrives in the UK. No detail is to small, Travis is our girl DS Travis. Just come out of a relationship with a recently promoted Superintendent.
The plot is in all honesty is about deceit, everyone seems to lie, or not want to tell the truth. Travis has to keep on grilling the suspects.
We have an array of dead bodies, with seemingly no motive or reason.
It has been a sheer pleasure reading this book. I feel l know Travis. Its a long read with 600+ pages.
The subterfuge within this book is masterclass. No wonder Lynda is one
of the best selling authors.
I now intend to start on her back catalogue. Its such an easy read, like sliding down a slide, but all the excitement.
What an ending, that's all I'm saying.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wicked plotline and deadly to the last! 14 Nov 2008
By Sterile
La Plante has been doing this for a while now (Widows, Prime Suspect and Trial and Retribution) to name just a few!

She can creep in and make you want to know more about the characters, and the ever present why?

The Book Deadly Intent is a big 'un at 641 Pages in hardback but with the story and sheer doggedness of the characters involved, you must keep reading as the pace never lets up - the tale never gets boring!

The plot line is rather linear with dates and times at the core of the whole book. These will be discussed and re-arranged many times within these 600 odd pages! Just as you think 'yeah, that's it!' the tactics change and the line goes off on another tangent. People who it would seem are innocent bystanders are up to their necks in it and others are innocent where it would seem to be otherwise.....

Everybody has their own motive for not being truthful, at first, but eventually all the jigsaw pieces fall into place and the picture is clear. Anna Travis is never far from trouble but has a nose to smell out and the tenactity to keep digging and kicking up more dust!

A very well organised and executed book, the wrist ache from holding it up for just another couple of pages is well worth the effort!

This is what good crime writing is all about, this is what it looks like -Thank you Ms La Plante for showing us an Ace yet again.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 12 Sep 2008
This is my favourite so far of Lynda's books, it kept me spellbound, there are loads of twists & turns throughout the plot to keep you interested. Anna Travis is great character, cant wait for the next one to see what happens with her and Langton....
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The first disappointing La Plante book 2 Oct 2009
By Mrs L
This was my 19th LLP book and the least enjoyable.
The plot went round and round in circles, and in the end, I struggled to care.
So disappointing but I am still a huge fan of Lynda's book and I look forward to ordering my next one.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A really good thriller 2 Feb 2009
This is the 2nd Lynda La Plant's book I have read. The first was the Legacy which was really disappointing, but this one is great. A really good police thriller. I can't wait to read the other books with DI Travis in them.
Travis is called in after the murder of an ex police officer in a seedy drug den, but the plot deepens when it appears somebody else was at the scene and a number of further bodies turn up.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Deadly indeed: deadly boring 29 July 2009
Over long, convuluted plot with poor resolve and the characters are totally one dimensional. The title by the way is totally irrelevant to the story.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars deadly intent 24 July 2009
I love Lynda La Plante books and this is no exception. You get straight into the story and it moves along quickly with no boring parts. I thoroughly recommend it.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Suddenly the scales fell away from my eyes! 2 Nov 2009
I have long been a fan of detective novels and I was hooked on the first three of La Plante's Anna Travis Novels, so I was eagerly looking forward to reading 'Deadly Intent'. It starts with great promise. An Ex- Oxford Student Drop out who has become one the FBI's most wanted Criminals due to his Drug Baron activities suddenly resurfaces after lying low for some time. To all intents and purposes he is a nasty chap! A sort of bad Howard Marks type.
After undergoing some drastic plastic surgery he turns up back in the UK causing havoc to all those he comes in touch with, due to a new drug Fentanyl. I won't go too much further into the plot as all of a sudden the scales fell away from my eyes!
The book is just terrible. The plot is far too complex and totally unbelievable, the characters are made of wood, there are soppy 'romantic' interludes and after ploughing through 600 odd pages in the paperback version the plot has no resolve!
I hope this is only a blip. I feel these novels should be shorter to create tension and at least have a satisfying conclusion. Then again maybe it is with an eye on the next novel and continuing links. This series is becoming more a soap opera than a crime thriller !
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