2nd in the highly readable Nathan Hawk series. The retired police officer and reluctant private investigator Nathan Hawk is asked to find a girl who has been missing for three months. After turning down the case, as he is sure the girl is dead, his own daughter goes missing which gives him a new perspective; but his investigations open a can of worms and lots of reasons for revenge.
With his grown-up children and relatively happy home life Nathan Hawk is a refreshing change from the moody, emotionally dysfunctional characters that have sprung up of late. Well worth a read.
When the lovely and talented young Teresa Stillman suddenly disappears, her distraught father, convinced she is still alive even after three months, turns to ex-detective Nathan Hawk to find her. Yet Hawk's well-honed instincts are telling him Teresa is dead, so he declines the task - that is until his own daughter vanishes and he suddenly realises the importance of keeping hope alive. But how long can he keep hoping as he begins to unearth an ugly netherworld of secrets, lies and violent revenge?
'Easy Prey is the answer to all who long for an English Jack Reacher or perhaps worry that John Rebus has nailed his last case. Nathan Hawk is certainly a man we’d all like to have on our side: angered by injustice and more than happy to break a few rules, he’ll tackle the cases the police have pushed aside. He does so with an acerbic wit, a great deal of style and four grown up children always on his mind. I can’t wait for the third story in the Hawk series Scattered Remains ... and then a fourth, fifth, sixth, please?' Actor and Writer, Colin Baker (Dr. Who)
'The twists and turns come thick and fast in Easy Prey. Hawk is a great character! ... I loved the relationships between Hawk and his children - any parent will recognise those confrontations. Absolutely spot on!' Caroline Graham, author of the Chief Inspector Barnaby novels, which grew into Midsomer Murders
Publication date: 10/06/2013
Publisher: Indepenpress Publishing Ltd
|Publication date:||10th June 2013|
|Publisher:||Indepenpress Publishing Ltd|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, Thriller / Suspense,|
Douglas Watkinson has written literally hundreds of televisions scripts, everything from Z Cars to Midsomer Murders, which he helped to establish. The latter, under the title Inspector Barnaby, has been seen by a billion people. All he’s asking is that one percent of them read Haggard Hawk and Easy Prey... Douglas was born into an army family and educated at Haberdashers’ Aske’s. From there, though indirectly, he went to East 15 Acting School where his first plays were performed. On graduating he bombarded television companies with plays and eventually one was produced by Scottish Television.&...More About Douglas Watkinson