Gritty sequel to Phoenix, also staring Karen Sharpe, the Yorkshire DC with a dark past. This time sheâ€™s on the trail of historic paedophile allegations which surface just as the 13 year old daughter of a judge is kidnapped
Excellent second novel featuring Yorkshire Detective Constable Karen Sharpe. The daughter of a Bradford judge is kidnapped and a massive, round-the-clock investigation begins. Knowing the chances of Sophie surviving will diminish dramatically after the first twenty-four hours, Detective Chief Superintendent John Munro begins to crack under the pressure of holding together an enquiry swamped with leads. Meanwhile, DC Karen Sharpe is pursuing her own single-handed enquiry into historic child abuse allegations when an MP is accused of rape ten years before. The task of finding corroboration looks hopeless, but Sharpe keeps at it - anything rather than face up to her own tangled personal life. The truth is more complex and frightening, leading back to still unresolved events from a year before. Karen's enquiry uncovers connections with the kidnapping, and, in an explosion of violence and bloodshed, Karen is left fighting not just to find Sophie, but to save herself.
|Publication date:||14th February 2019|
|Publisher:||Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co|
|Primary Genre||Thriller and Suspense|
Closing date: 30/09/2021
John Connor is 38 years old, a barrister, employed since 1988 by the Crown Prosecution Service. He runs a team of prosecutors working out of Richmond Close Police Station in Halifax.More About John Connor