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Cut Adrift by Chris Simms
  

Cut Adrift

Crime / Mystery   Thriller / Suspense   
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Selected by Sarah Broadhurst

British crime writer Chris Simms returns with his biggest novel to date. Powerful, compelling and poignant, this is the most unmissable outing for DI Jon Spicer we've seen so far.

DI Jon Spicer series:
1. Killing The Beasts
2. Shifting Skin
3. Savage Moon
4. Hell's Fire
5. The Edge
6. Cut Adrift

If you like Chris Simms you might also like to read books by Simon Lewis, Mark Billingham and Simon Kernick.

Who is Sarah Broadhurst

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Killing the Beasts was a disturbing psychological thriller that dealt with ideas that also appeared in Chris Simms’ first two novels – compulsion and mental instability. And here’s Cut Adrift – quite as powerful and unsettling as Outside the White Lines and Pecking Order, with the customary Simms quota of quirkily drawn characters. DI John Spicer is investigating the brutal killing of a Russian asylum seeker, and finds that the latter’s identity is a false one. The mystery man was found drifting in a small boat off the coast of Britain – but before his identity can be ascertained, more asylum seekers begin to die in grisly fashion.
~ Barry Forshaw

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Synopsis

Cut Adrift by Chris Simms

DI Jon Spicer's investigation into the vicious slaying of a Russian asylum-seeker grinds to a halt when the man's identity turns out to be false. The only truth to his story was the fact he was found drifting off the British coast in a boat. Before his true identity can be discovered, more asylum-seekers start to die - each murdered in the same horrific way. By the time Spicer realises what links the men, he knows there's a trained assassin at large who's desperate to guard a secret of enormous magnitude. And when he ignores MI5's warnings to back-off, Jon also realises, too late that he's now the target of a man whose sole purpose is to kill. And all the while, a series of heartbreaking and enigmatic messages are being found after drifting in from sea - slowly revealing the horrific plight of a group of refugees trapped on a raft.

About the Author

Chris Simms

Chris Simms is married with four children and works as a freelance copywriter. His acclaimed novel, 'Killing the Beasts' was selected as a Best Crime book for 2005 by SHOTS magazine. His second novel, 'Pecking Order', was selected as a Best British crime novel by DEADLY PLEASURES magazine. Chris Simms lives in Marple, near Manchester.

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Book Info

Publication date

12th May 2011

Author

Chris Simms

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Author's Website

www.chrissimms.info/

Publisher

Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense


ISBN

9781409103219

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