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Capital Punishment by Robert Wilson
  

Capital Punishment

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Shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2013.

CWA Judges' comment: “Teeming with action and suspense, this riveting thriller explores a dark, Dickensian cross-section of the capital.”

Kidnap, extortion, murder, politics - welcome to the dark side of London and a new character, Charles Boxer; ex-Army, ex-police and now high stakes kidnap resolution expert. Full of action and tension, a guaranteed great read from this CWA Gold Dagger winning author.

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Synopsis

Capital Punishment by Robert Wilson

Charles Boxer, ex-army, ex-police, has found his niche in private security. His speciality: high-stakes kidnap resolution. But it's a rootless life that doesn't impress his teenage daughter, Amy, or her mother, Detective Sergeant Mercy Danqah. Alyshia D'Cruz, daughter of Indian tycoon Francisco 'Frank' D'Cruz, has grown up in London and Mumbai wanting for nothing. But one night, after a boozy evening out, she gets in the wrong cab home...When D'Cruz hires Boxer to find Alyshia, Boxer knows Frank's colourful business career has made him plenty of enemies along the way. Despite the vast D'Cruz fortune, the kidnappers don't want cash - instead favouring a cruel and lethal game. But the UK government don't want their big new investor to lose his daughter in the heart of the capital. MI6 officers in India follow Boxer's leads and soon it seems more lives than Alyshia's are at stake, as the trail crosses paths with a terrorist plot on British soil. To save Alyshia, Boxer must dodge religious fanatics, Indian mobsters and London's homegrown crimelords.

Reviews

Like most of Wilson's novels, this one occupies the shadow territory between the crime novel and the intelligent thriller... it's dark and powerful stuff. And the ending has a kick like a horse. -- Andrew Taylor THE SPECTATOR Fast-moving and breathlessly exciting, this is the first of a series to feature Charles Boxer from award-winning author Robert Wilson. -- Myles McWeeney IRISH INDEPENDENT Gripping from start to finish, this intricately plotted page-turner will keep you transfixed. CHOICE Absolutely brilliant. PETERBOROUGH EVENING TELEGRAPH Full of action and tension, a guaranteed great read from this CWA Gold Dagger winning author. LOVEREADING.COM Wilson blends psychological intensity, constant action with a brilliantly intricate plot that will leave you gasping after the final page. BITE THE BOOK [Robert Wilson's] hotter than ever... One killer of a crime caper. NORTHERN ECHO
If you like dense, complex and internationally widespread thrillers, then Capital Punishment is for you

... Unputdownable.
MYSTERY WOMEN Featuring a large cast of well

-sketched players and a plethora of plot twists, Capital Punishment shifts scenes briskly from London to Lisbon, Mumbai to Lahore. Mr. Wilson writes with elegant vigor as he describes the shoot-outs and emotional crescendos that result from the political and criminal intrigue at the heart of the book. THE WALL STREET JOURNAL A genuine thriller and the first in a new series, CAPITAL PUNISHMENT is one of the best books in the genre to come along at the start of a new year... A brilliant beginning for what is sure to be a very exciting and worthwhile series indeed. REVIEWINGTHEEVIDENCE.COM A gripping and unsettling read GOOD BOOK GUIDE Crackerjack ... Featuring a large cast of well-sketched players and a plethora of plot twists, Capital Punishment shifts scenes briskly from London to Lisbon, Mumbai to Lahore. Wilson writes with elegant vigor as he describes the shoot-outs and emotional crescendos that result from the political and criminal intrigue at the heart of the book Wall Street Journal When it comes to turning over rocks, whether in London or Spain or South Africa or South Asia, Wilson knows how to show us the dark creatures that lurk beneath... I don't think it will spoil any of the plot to say that just when you think the situation may be settling down, the kidnap leads us to the discovery of how a sleeper cell of al Qaeda terrorists put all of London in danger. By then you will be reading for your life. San Francisco Chronicle A gripping new thriller. Charles Boxer, ex-cop and soldier, is a private operative specializing in resolving kidnappings... Wilson keeps tight control of his material. Seattle Times


About the Author

Robert Wilson

Robert Wilson has lived and worked around the world, including spells shipbroking, tourguiding, and exporting bathrooms to Nigeria. After escaping car crashes, civil wars and angry baboons, he and his wife settled in Portugal, and Rob turned to novels. Since then, he's written ten acclaimed crime novels including the CWA Gold Dagger award winning A SMALL DEATH IN LISBON.

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Publication date

17th January 2013

Author

Robert Wilson

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Publisher

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

Format

Hardback
416 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
All Shortlists and Winners
Books for the Boys
Thriller / Suspense
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781409143123

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