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Flesh and Blood by Mark Peterson
  

Flesh and Blood

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A fresh, gritty and compelling Brighton-based crime fiction debut - the first in a series starring DS Minter, new to the job and with a troubled past. An undercover operation goes disastrously wrong leaving a policeman dead and investigations point uncomfortably to police corruption - but illegal drugs are big business that powerful people want to protect, including a psychopathic transvestite. Fans of Peter James should have this cleverly plotted thriller on their reading list.

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Synopsis

Flesh and Blood by Mark Peterson

When an undercover police officer is killed and a deadly shipment of pure heroin hits land, it looks as though the operation to bring down Brighton's biggest drug dealer is compromised. But the investigation is in more trouble than either Detective Sergeant Minter or his boss, Tom Beckett, could ever imagine. Embarking on a bloody journey that will set him on a collision course with his team, Minter is pulled back into his own troubled past - to a childhood spent in care and the vicious murder of his closest friend. Past and present converge and Minter finds himself pitted against the only family he has ever known - the police family - as he fights to uncover the startling truth. FLESH AND BLOOD is the first novel in a stunning new crime series starring DS Minter. By turns gripping, shocking and poignant, it will keep you riveted to the last page.

Reviews

A fast-paced read which takes us on a journey through Brighton's underworld, where violence is commonplace, to a dramatic conclusion * TELEGRAPH & ARGUS * Peterson's protagonist is likeable and his depiction of a drug turf war in Brighton is gritty and believable * BIG ISSUE IN THE NORTH * Fans of Peter James will feel right at home with this gritty, dark and unflinchingly tough crime story set in Brighton... A tight andtense thriller. * PETERBOROUGH TELEGRAPH *


About the Author

Mark Peterson

Mark Peterson is a significant new voice in British crime writing. He was born in London and studied Literature at the University of Essex. Mark then moved to Brighton and embarked on a career in PR before choosing to re-train as a teacher. He returned to university in 2006 to begin an MA in Creative Writing. It was there that he started to write the novel that would become Flesh and Blood, the first in the Minter series. He now lives in Brighton with his wife and two children.

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Book Info

Publication date

14th March 2013

Author

Mark Peterson

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Publisher

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

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
Debuts of the Month

Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781409135920

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