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Death on the Rive Nord by Adrian Magson

Picardie, 1963. In the dead of night a truck drops a group of illegal workers by a deserted stretch of canal - days later, one of them is found stabbed to death and Inspector Lucas Rocco has a new case to solve. Trawling the Algerian community for information is a sensitive issue, one that terrifies his bosses who force Rocco to tread carefully. Too carefully for Rocco's liking. To add to his problems, amongst the illegal immigrants is a young woman on the run from her brutal gangster husband, Samir Farek - a man with a big agenda: to take over as gang lord in Paris, and willing to dispose of anyone who gets in his way...

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'You have to love Rocco. He is France's answer to Jack Reacher'
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About the Author

Adrian Magson

Hailed by the Daily Mail as ‘a classic crime star in the making’, Adrian Magson is the author of 21 books, the latest of which is ‘The Bid’ (Midnight Ink), published on 8th January 2017.

This the second in a new series featuring investigators Ruth Gonzales and Andy Vaslik, after ‘The Locker’ - Jan 2016 – "Magson takes the suburban thriller overseas and gives it a good twist. Readers ……will happily get lost in the nightmare presented here." (Booklist Reviews)

Adrian also writes the Marc Portman spy thriller series (Severn House), prompting one reviewer to comment: ”the most explosive opening chapters I have read in a long time. Give this man a Bond film script to play with!" The next title is this series is ‘Dark Asset’, published on 30th January 2017.

Other series are built around Harry Tate, ex-soldier and MI5 officer: ‘fast-paced, with more twists and turns than a high-octane roller coaster’. (New York Journal of Books); Inspector Lucas Rocco (set in 1960s’ Picardie in France): ‘Deserves to be ranked with the best.’ - (Daily Mail); ‘captures perfectly the rural atmosphere of France…. a brilliant debut…’ (Books Monthly): & Gavin & Palmer (investigative reporter Riley Gavin & ex- Military Policeman Frank Palmer) ‘Gritty and fast-paced detecting of the traditional kind, with a welcome injection of realism.’ (The Guardian).

Adrian also has countless short stories and articles in national and international magazines to his name, plus a writers’ help book: ‘Write On – the Writer’s Help Book’ (Accent Press).

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Book Info

Publication date

30th April 2012

Author

Adrian Magson

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Author's Website

www.adrianmagson.com/

Publisher

Allison & Busby

Format

Paperback
416 pages

Categories

Historical mysteries

ISBN

9780749040635

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