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Bad Boy

Bad Boy

The nineteenth instalment in the Number One bestselling DCI Banks series

When Juliet Doyle finds a gun in her daughter’s bedroom, she turns to old friend DCI Alan Banks for advice.

But Banks is on 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 attractive, ambitious, and surrounded by an intoxicating air of mystery. He’s also very dangerous. When Tracy warns him 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, unsuspecting of Tracy’s precarious situation, Banks is plunged into his most terrifying, personal case yet.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 5th August 2010

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9781848946811

Reviews

It's neither the setting nor even the characters that makes Robinson's work so satisfying, but the plottning of Swiss-watch precision
Independent
'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>
Superbly cinematic from the beginning to the explosive finale, this would be a thrilling movie
Joesph Wambaugh
A police procedural that grips like pliers
<i>Independent on Sunday
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
Praise for PIECE OF MY HEART and FRIEND OF THE DEVIL
:
Peter Robinson is good at producing ingenious mysteries, and this one does not disappoint
Susanna Yager, <i>Daily Telegraph</i>
Riveting
The Times