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The 8th Joe Faraday novel has DC Winter undercover, dangerous and wondering if crime might just pay! This is perhaps the author’s best book yet, dark, hypnotic, well-crafted and very impressive police procedural stuff. You’ll love it.
Maxim Jakubowski, a Lovereading expert voice says: Joe Faraday; the investigations of a Portsmouth cop and a fascinating look into crime on the British coast. If you like Ian Rankin’s Rebus, this should be your next step. NO LOVELIER DEATH is the 9th book in the Faraday series.
Joe Faraday series:
1. Turnstone (2000)
2. The Take (2001)
3. Angels Passing (2002)
4. Deadlight (2003)
5. Cut to Black (2004)
6. Blood and Honey (2006)
7. One Under (2007)
8. The Price of Darkness (2008)
9. No Lovelier Death (2009)
D/C Winter has gone undercover - but, isolated from his colleagues, resenting the way his superiors have presented him the job as a fait accompli and abroad in a world where money is easy and respect is earned in brutally straightforward ways, DC Winter is in his element. Worryingly so. . .
Concerns that Winter may succumb to temptation are soon supplanted by two vicious murders: a high-profile property developer is shot in his own bed and, a few days later, a government minister is assassinated by two helmeted motorcyclists while his car is stuck in traffic. D/I Faraday investigates, but with clues hard to come by, the government panicking and the anti-terrorist branch circling, Faraday is shoved off the case and left in charge just of the investigation into the property developer's murder.
With more time on his hands Faraday is also tasked with keeping track of Winter - and he soon discovers that Winter, the arch-conspirator, has been set up. And as Winter begins to realise what his bosses had in mind for him, Faraday puts together the pieces of a heartbreaking story of personal and political betrayal...
'[His] Portsmouth-based series gets better with each book... Hurley handles the two stories skilfully, with a particularly good murder mystery and, as always, vividly realised characters.'
'An outstandingly good novel... The theme is individual loyalty and collective betrayal but the subject is contemporary life and its increasing brutality.' LITERARY REVIEW
'Interesting characters and two strong storylines drive the book along at high speed.' FINANCIAL TIMES
Publication date: 05/02/2009
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
|Publication date:||5th February 2009|
|Publisher:||Orion Publishing Co|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
Graham Hurley is an award-winning TV documentary maker who now writes full time. He lived in Portsmouth for 20 years. He is married and has grown up children. He now lives in Exmouth, Devon. Maxim Jakubowski's view on JOE FARADAY... The investigations of a Portsmouth cop and a fascinating look into crime on the British coast. If you like Ian Rankin’s Rebus, this should be your next step. NO LOVELIER DEATH is the 9th book in the Faraday series. A Q & A with Graham Hurley Who’s your favourite author?The Alan Furst of ...More About Graham Hurley