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Trial By Blood by John Macken
  

Trial By Blood

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A futuristic tale where DNA samples can actually produce a picture of the individual. The new technology is developed in a police forensic laboratory, the lead scientist sacked … so he sets up on his own … and now the underworld needs his help. This is intriguing stuff with plenty of surprises, narrow escapes and fine plotting … good one.

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Synopsis

Trial By Blood by John Macken

Reuben Maitland has lost everything – his job, his marriage, his reputation. Fired from CID’s elite forensic investigation unit, he is forced to turn to the other side of the law to find work.

Michael Brawn is currently enjoying the hospitality of Her Majesty at Pentonville maximum security prison. He is not who he claims to be. He has been placed there on forged genetic evidence. But who is he, and why is he there?

Reuben is offered one chance to clear his name. He needs to discover Brawn’s real identity and, more importantly, his reason for falsely entering prison. And there is only one way of getting to him. Reuben is going to have to enter Pentonville. But as he is about to find out, prison can be a very dangerous place, especially for an ex-copper…

Reviews

'Macken speaks with authority about the science and knows how to put a tense and absorbing story together.' Observer

‘Truly gripping’ Big Issue

About the Author

John Macken works as a research scientist in the areas of genetic and forensic science. He lives in the midlands with his family. Dirty Little Lies is his first novel.

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Book Info

Publication date

25th September 2008

Author

John Macken

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Publisher

Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9780552154628

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