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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.
January 2013 eBook of the Month.
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.
Closing date: 11/10/2018
Publication date: 17/01/2013
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
|Publication date:||17th January 2013|
|Publisher:||Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
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. Author photo © Simon WeinstockMore About Robert Wilson