A House of Knives: Breen & Tozer 2 (Breen and Tozer) Paperback – 5 Jun 2014
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'A first-rate police thriller set amidst the seamy underside of the swinging sixties ... The totemic year of '68 will never seem the same again' C. J. Sansom. (C. J. Sansom)
'Excellent period yarn that tackles bent police, the dark side of hippiedom and utterly nails the myth of the Swinging Sixties' Sun. (Sun)
'It's a far out read, man. You'll dig it' Weekend Sport. (Weekend Sport)
'Breen ploughs on indomitably, while the British Establishment turns steadily against him. It makes this a distinctive British crime drama, which benefits from a clear moral sense - not altogether common in an era more used to Fifty Shades of Grey' Daily Mail. (Daily Mail)
'Well-drawn characters and a well-told plot keep the action taut and the pages turning' Choice. (Choice)
An honest detective comprehends the corrupting influence of power in a crime thriller that portrays the dark side of the sixties. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product description
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The book is well written and shines a searchlight on the corruption of the political system and of the police in the 1960s. Casual racism, sexism and total absence of care for others is all too common - both inside the police and in the wider community. A complex plot with many strands is played out against a background of the music of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones along with drugs and transcendental meditation.
This is the second book in the Breen and Tozer series and really needs to be read after you have read the first book - A Song From Dead Lips - as several plot strands from that book are picked up in this one. I found this book a compulsive read. Some aspects of it totally repelled me but I still found I had to read on to find out what happened and of course I wanted Breen and Tozer to succeed against the corruption and the attempts at a cover up. I shall definitely be reading the next book in the series and I recommend this series to anyone who enjoys well written crime novels.
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