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The Opposite of Mercy by Tom Winship

The Opposite of Mercy

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A compulsive, contemporary UK based thriller that along with a complex plot that builds chapter by chapter has a real emotional edge to it as well. Interestingly this is the author’s 6th book but the first 5 thrillers were written under the pen of John Connor, and they are well worth a read as well.

If you like Tom Winship you might also like to read books by Mark Billingham, Stuart MacBride and David Hosp.

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The Opposite of Mercy by Tom Winship

When soldier Paul Curtis, recently returned from active duty, is approached covertly by an old school friend's father and asked for assistance he falters only momentarily before agreeing to help. His old friend, Chris, is dating Lara, a beautiful British Asian woman whose brother, Pasha Durrani, is furious about their relationship. As Paul steps into the breach it soon becomes clear that this is no low-level domestic disagreement. Durrani is heavily involved in organised crime, the roots of which lead back to a powerful terrorist network in Pakistan - and Lara has been offered to these people as a prize. Suddenly, Paul, Chris and Lara find themselves taking on a force more deadly and widespread than they could ever have imagined. By turns gripping and terrifying, THE OPPOSITE OF MERCY is a sharp, insightful and compulsive thriller.


A frightening yet realistic read. -- Patricia Roberts * Telegraph and Argus *

About the Author

Tom Winship

Tom Winship left his job as a barrister to write full time. During the fifteen years of his legal career, he prosecuted numerous homicide cases in West Yorkshire and London. He advised the police in numerous pro-active drugs and organised crime operations, many involving covert activity. He now lives in Brussels with his wife and two young children.

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19th January 2012


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


320 pages


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