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A. A. Dhand - Author

About the Author

A.A. Dhand was raised in Bradford and spent his youth observing the city from behind the counter of a small convenience store. After qualifying as a pharmacist, he worked in London and travelled extensively before returning to Bradford to start his own business and begin writing. The history, diversity and darkness of the city have inspired his Harry Virdee novels.

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One Way Out

One Way Out

Author: A. A. Dhand Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2020

If Luther was set in Bradford... The government is firm, it does not negotiate with terrorists. But Detective Harry Virdee's wife has been taken hostage. He can see only one way out. 'One of the most multi-layered policemen to have appeared in recent years' Mail on Sunday IMMINENT SECURITY ALERT, LEAVE CITY PARK IMMEDIATELY. DCI Harry Virdee has just enough time to get his son and his mother to safety before the bomb blows. But this is merely a stunt; there is worse to come. A new and aggressive nationalist group, the Patriots, have hidden a second device under one of the city's mosques. In exchange for the safe release of those at Friday prayers, the Patriots want custody of the leaders of radical Islamist group Almukhtareen - the chosen ones. The government does not negotiate with terrorists. Even when thousands of lives are at risk. But Harry's wife is in one of those mosques. Left with no choice, Harry must find the Almukhtareen, to offer the Patriots his own deal. Because sometimes the only way to save lives, is to take them. 'Delves deep into the dark side of Bradford, exploring a city riven by racial tensions.' Jake Kerridge, Sunday Express 'An author to keep an eye on . . . Dhand is a fearless writer' Sunday Times

One Way Out

One Way Out

Author: A. A. Dhand Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/06/2019

'This couldn't be more topical if A. A. Dhand was handing you the freshly written pages as he watched the news. It's hugely exciting, too.' Jake Kerridge, Sunday Express A bomb detonates in Bradford's City Park. When the alert sounds, DCI Harry Virdee has just enough time to get his son and his mother to safety before the bomb blows. But this is merely a stunt. The worst is yet to come. A new and aggressive nationalist group, the Patriots, have hidden a second device under one of the city's mosques. In exchange for the safe release of those at Friday prayers, the Patriots want custody of the leaders of radical Islamist group Almukhtaroon - the chosen ones. The government does not negotiate with terrorists. Even when thousands of lives are at risk. There is only one way out. But Harry's wife is in one of those mosques. Left with no choice, Harry must find the Almukhtaroon, to offer the Patriots his own deal. Because sometimes the only way to save lives, is to take them. 'One of the most multi-layered policemen to have appeared in recent years' Mail on Sunday 'An author to keep an eye on . . . Dhand is a fearless writer' Sunday Times

City of Sinners

City of Sinners

Author: A. A. Dhand Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/03/2019

'A character destined for television' Daily Mail 'High octane drama from one of Britain's freshest crime voices' Phil Williams, BBC Radio Five live It is an ordinary Yorkshire morning, cold and miserable. The streets are not yet busy. Police cars hurriedly pull up in the centre of town, but none of their lights are flashing and the sirens are silent. A body has been found, elaborately and painstakingly positioned to send a message. But what message? And to who? It's DCI Harry Virdee's job to find out. But Harry doesn't know that the killer is watching him, that the killer is coming for him. Because this is personal. 'Dhand is a fearless writer' Sunday Times A DI Harry Virdee Thriller

City of Sinners

City of Sinners

Author: A. A. Dhand Format: eBook Release Date: 06/09/2018

Random House presents the audiobook edition of City of Sinners by A. A. Dhand, read by Ramon Tikaram.It is an ordinary Yorkshire morning, cold and miserable. The streets are not yet busy. Police cars hurriedly pull up in the centre of town, but none of their lights are flashing and the sirens are silent.A body has been found, elaborately and painstakingly positioned to send a message. But what message? And to who?It's DCI Harry Virdee's job to find out. But Harry doesn't know that the killer is watching him, that the killer is coming for him.Because this is personal.A DI Harry Virdee Thriller'A character destined for television' Daily Mail'Dhand is a fearless writer' Sunday Times

City of Sinners

City of Sinners

Author: A. A. Dhand Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/06/2018

'A character destined for television' Daily Mail 'High octane drama from one of Britain's freshest crime voices' Phil Williams, BBC Radio Five live It is an ordinary Yorkshire morning, cold and miserable. The streets are not yet busy. Police cars hurriedly pull up in the centre of town, but none of their lights are flashing and the sirens are silent. A body has been found, elaborately and painstakingly positioned to send a message. But what message? And to who? It's DCI Harry Virdee's job to find out. But Harry doesn't know that the killer is watching him, that the killer is coming for him. Because this is personal. 'Dhand is a fearless writer' Sunday Times A DI Harry Virdee Thriller

Girl Zero

Girl Zero

Author: A. A. Dhand Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2018

'A story as fresh as today's newspaper headlines - and all the more potent for being so' Mail on Sunday Answering a routine call on the outskirts of the city, Detective Inspector Harry Virdee finds something he never thought he'd have to face - the cold body of his beloved niece. He's immediately banned from working the case, but there's no way Harry can walk away while the monster who killed his flesh and blood is still walking the streets. But before he can find the killer, he must tell his brother, Ron, the terrible news. Impulsive, dangerous and frighteningly well connected, Ron will act first and think later. Harry may have a murderer to find but if he isn't careful, he may also have a murder to prevent.

Girl Zero

Girl Zero

Author: A. A. Dhand Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/04/2017

'Outstanding - relentless, multi-layered suspense and real human drama' Lee Child There are some surprises that no-one should ever have to experience. Standing over the body of your beloved - and murdered - niece is one of them. For Detective Inspector Harry Virdee, a man perilously close to the edge, it feels like the beginning of the end. His boss may be telling him he's too close to work the case, but this isn't something that Harry can just let lie. He needs to dive into the murky depths of the Bradford underworld and find the monster that lurks there who killed his flesh and blood. But before he can, he must tell his brother, Ron, the terrible news. And there is no predicting how he will react. Impulsive, dangerous and alarmingly well connected, Ron will act first and think later. Harry may have a murderer to find but if he isn't careful, he may also have a murder to prevent.

Streets of Darkness

Streets of Darkness

Author: A. A. Dhand Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/02/2017

Luther meets The Wire, this is the first Detective Harry Virdee novel The sky over Bradford is heavy with foreboding. It always is. But this morning it has reason to be - this morning a body has been found. And it's not just any body. Detective Harry Virdee should be at home with his wife. Impending fatherhood should be all he can think about but he's been suspended from work just as the biggest case of the year lands on what would have been his desk. He can't keep himself away. Determined to restore his reputation, Harry is obliged to take to the shadows in search of notorious ex-convict and prime suspect, Lucas Dwight. But as the motivations of the murder threaten to tip an already unstable city into riotous anarchy, Harry finds his preconceptions turned on their head as he discovers what it's like to be on the other side of the law...

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