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on 28 February 2003
This is up to Peter Robinson's usual style: first class! As ever, he keeps the reader guessing as to 'whodunnit' because there are so many suspects on offer!
Inspector Banks is asked by his (much despised) boss, 'Jimmy' Riddle, to carry out a personal (to him), private investigation, ie. to track down his daughter, Emily, who is to be found on a pornographic site on the internet. Banks, against his better nature, complies with Riddle, if only to try to get him off his back for a while. However, Banks finds it impossible to remain impartial and he soon finds himself drawn into a world of glam-pop, drugs, embezzlement and, of course, murder. To add further spice to his life, Annie Cabot ( a former lover) enters Banks' life again and he finds that he must choose between the professional and the personal. Peter Robinson is superb when combining suspense and seriousness with romance and lightheartedness, without sacrificing either the storyline or reader-anticipation. Great reading!