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The Informant by Susan Wilkins
  

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Great book, great plot, great characters. A brilliant read, pacy and stuffed full of action. It’s about Kaz, recently out of prison having taken the wrap for her little brother and still denying it, still protecting him . He has turned truly bad while she’s been inside but still she won’t give him up. This is London gangland stuff, violent, ruthless and nasty. It is certainly up there with the queen of this genre, Martina Cole.

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Synopsis

The Informant by Susan Wilkins

Set in London and Essex, The Informant is a story of ruthless criminals, corrupt cops, obsessive love and the villainy that operates on both sides of the law. As a drug-fuelled teenage tearaway, Kaz Phelps took the rap for her little brother Joey over a bungled armed robbery and went to jail. Six years later she's released on licence. Clean and sober, and driven by a secret passion for her lawyer, Helen, Kaz wants to escape the violence and abuse of her Essex gangster family. Joey is a charming, calculating and cold psychopath. He worships the ground Kaz walks on and he's desperate to get her back in the family firm. All Kaz wants is a fresh start and to put the past behind her. When Joey murders an undercover cop, DS Nicci Armstrong is determined to put him behind bars. What she doesn't realize is that her efforts are being sabotaged by one of their own and the Met is being challenged at the highest level. The final test for Kaz comes when her cousin, Sean, gets out of jail. He is a vicious, old-school thug and wants to show Kaz who is boss. Kaz may be tough enough to face down any man, but is she strong enough to turn her back on her family and go straight?

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'A thundering new talent - read it and be gripped'
Jessie Keane, bestselling author of Lawless

About the Author

After a degree in law and a stint as a journalist, Susan Wilkins embarked on a career in television drama. She has written numerous scripts for shows ranging from Casualty and Heartbeat to Coronation Street and Eastenders. She created and wrote the London-based detective drama South of the Border of which the BBC made two series. The Informant is her first novel and she's currently working on the sequel.

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Publication date

30th July 2014

Author

Susan Wilkins

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Publisher

Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback
630 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9781447241423

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