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The price of darkness by Graham Hurley

The price of darkness (original 2008; edition 2009)

by Graham Hurley

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Title:The price of darkness
Authors:Graham Hurley
Info:London : Orion Books, 2009.
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The Price of Darkness by Graham Hurley (2008)



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Thoroughly enjoyable police procedure story with believable characters and believable story line, enhanced by reference to local landmarks and areas known to me.

Not usually a fan of this genre, but will be happy to read others by this author. ( )
  johnb123 | Mar 6, 2013 |
Another Joe Faraday story, set as always in a detailed and atmospheric Portsmouth, populated by larger than life characters, including gangster "Bazza" Mackenzie and ex-DC Paul Winter. In this story Faraday is trying to solve the execution-style murder of a sharp property developer, whilst trying to develop his relationship with French Gabrielle and find out what his son JJ has been doing in Moscow. A real sense of authenticity of character, plot and location. Highly recommended. ( )
  edwardsgt | Dec 20, 2010 |
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When we are not sure, we are alive. Graham Greene
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DC Winter has gone undercover in an attempt to infiltrate the inner circle of the city's premier drug lord. Isolated from his colleagues, resenting the way his superiors have presented him the job as a fait accompli, and abroad in a world where money is easy and respect is earned in brutally straightforward ways, Winter is in his element—worryingly so. Concerns among his superiors that Winter may finally have had too much temptation put in his path are soon supplanted by two vicious murders. First, a high-profile local property developer is shot, with clinical efficiency, in his own bed. A few days later, a government minister is assassinated while his car is stuck in a traffic jam. A fevered investigation begins with Winter's erstwhile boss, detective inspector Faraday, in charge. With clues hard to come by, the government panicking, and the anti-terrorist branch circling, Faraday is shoved off the case and left in charge just of the investigation into the property developer's murder. Faraday is also tasked with keeping track of Winter and soon discovers that Winter, the arch-conspirator, has been set up. As Winter begins to realize what his bosses had in mind for him and Faraday begins to put together the pieces of a heartbreaking story of personal and political betrayal that may well link the two murders, The Price of Darkness becomes a study of the desperate measures some people take when their friends and their society let them down.

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DC Winter has gone undercover in an attempt to infiltrate the inner circle of the city's premier drugs lord, Bazza Mackenzie. Isolated from his colleagues and abroad in a world where money is easy and respect is earned in brutally straightforward ways, DC Winter is in his element. Originally published: 2008.… (more)

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