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Bad Boy

Bad Boy

When Juliet Doyle discovers a gun in her daughter’s bedroom, she turns to old friend DCI Alan Banks for advice. But Banks is taking a much-needed holiday, and it’s left to DI Annie Cabbot to deal with the removal of the firearm. No one can foresee the operation’s disastrous consequences, or that the Doyles will not be the only family affected.

Banks’s daughter Tracy has fallen for the wrong boy. Her flatmate’s boyfriend is good-looking, ambitious, and surrounded by an intoxicating air of mystery. He’s also very dangerous. When Tracy warns him that the police might be on his tail, he persuades her to go on the run with him, and flattered by his attention, she agrees. Before she knows it, a deadly chase across the country is set in motion.

And on his return, completely unsuspecting of Tracy’s perilous situation, Banks is plunged into his most terrifying, personal case yet.

(P)2010 Hodder & Stoughton
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 5th August 2010

Price: £25

ISBN-13: 9781848946309

Reviews

Riveting
The Times
Superbly cinematic from the beginning to the explosive finale, this would be a thrilling movie
Joesph Wambaugh
Praise for PIECE OF MY HEART and FRIEND OF THE DEVIL
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It's neither the setting nor even the characters that makes Robinson's work so satisfying, but the plottning of Swiss-watch precision
Independent
A police procedural that grips like pliers
<i>Independent on Sunday</i>
'Peter Robinson has for too long, and unfairly, been in the shadow of Ian Rankin; perhaps PIECE OF MY HEART, the latest in the Chief Inspector Banks series, will give him the status he deserves, near, perhaps even at the top of, the British crime writers' league . . . PIECE OF MY HEART brilliantly interweaves past and present . . . further enhancing Alan Banks's reputation as one of crime fiction's most appealing cops'
Marcel Berlins, <i>The Times</i>
'A murderous psychopath presents Alan Banks with the most intensely personal challenge of the maverick detective's storied career. Superbly cinematic from the beginning to the explosive finale, this would be a thrilling movie.'
Joseph Wambaugh
Brilliant! . . . Gut-wrenching plotting, alongside heart-wrenching portraits of the characters who populate his world, not to mention the top-notch police procedure
Jeffery Deaver
'Brilliant! . . . Gut-wrenching plotting, alongside heart-wrenching portraits of the characters who populate his world, not to mention the top-notch police procedure. This one will stay with you for a long time.'
Jeffery Deaver
'Excellent . . . Robinson deftly integrates Banks's personal life with an acute look at British attitudes about police, guns, and violence in this strong entry in a superb series.'
<i>Publishers Weekly</i> starred review