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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Head of Zeus (1 Jun 2013)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 1781850836
  • ISBN-13: 978-1781850831
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 2.6 x 23.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 837,681 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'One of the greatest living writers of suspense fiction' New York Sun.

'A master of nail-biting suspense' Los Angeles Times.

Perry is a master of the hard-boiled thriller...ferocious, intelligent and crammed with suspense.' Daily Mail.

About the Author

Thomas Perry is the author of 19 novels. He is an Edgar Award-winner and a New York Times bestseller. He lives in Southern California.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Gareth Wilson - Falcata Times Blog TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 14 Jun 2013
Format: Paperback
To be honest I do love a cracking crime thriller but for me something about this book just didn't gel with me as a reader, whether this was because I felt that certain aspects were more "told" rather than "shown" I can't say but I really had problems getting into the title when it feels that the author tries to gloss over somethings to get to the bit that they really want to write.

Don't get me wrong, some of the plot aspects were solid and in places even good but I found the pace lacking in places, almost as if the author stalled and rather than generating a book that I couldn't put down the only thing it did was make me struggle through in case it got better at the end. All round a title I was disappointed with but I will try again in case this was just a one off that didn't hit the spot.
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Jack Till, who has retired from the LAPD after a respected career as a homicide detective, now works as a private investigator, comfortable chasing down routine cases while visiting his 24-year-old daughter, Holly, who has Down Syndrome. But when the parents of a recently murdered young girl, about Holly's age, ask for his help when the police come up empty, Till reluctantly takes the case.

It was discovered after her death that the victim had been working as a high-class prostitute, and the police are content to assume she was killed by a client, common in such a dangerous line of work. Yet as Till digs deeper, he realizes that the victim is just one of several young female escorts killed in different cities in the exact same way - all had strawberry blonde hair, and all were shot with a 9mm handgun in the sanctity of their apartments.

Till must find his way around the tawdry and secretive online escort business, and decode ads placed by young women who all use false names, sometimes advertise using other women's pictures, and move from city to city every few months. Yet when Till is finally able to catch up with the killer, he finds that the man he's after is far more dangerous and volatile than he ever could have imagined. As the body count rises, Till must risk his life to find this seductive and ruthless killer whose murderous spree masks a far deadlier agenda.

Thomas Perry has authored 20-odd books during his career so far including The Butcher's Boy, one of my favourite books in the genre. I have read maybe 3 or 4 of his and at some point in my reading hope to catch up with a lot more of his stuff. I think he is currently writing books in continuation of a Clive Cussler series character, an author I have never tried.
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By grace lau on 23 Aug 2013
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One of Thomas Perrys best, racy and well paced, thrilling to last page. Perry is the expert at getting readers engaged in pursuits with cold killers.
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As anticipated, I loved this book. As far as I'm concerned Thomas Perry has never written a bad book.
If you like thrilling chase stories you will love this. I thoroughly recommend.
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By R G MORGAN on 14 Aug 2013
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Was recommended this book by a friend, and have to say really enjoyed it, was hard to put down, an excellent read.
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By Alison on 23 July 2013
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This was listed as a good book in the Sunday Mail and so I purchased it for holiday reading. Its about a Private Eye trying to catch a killer, but always seems to be one step behind, until he takes a risk and is one step in front.

Excellent writing and storyline. Will definitely read other books by this author.
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