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Capital Punishment | [Robert Wilson]

Capital Punishment

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...
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Publisher's Summary

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 home-grown crime lords. CAPITAL PUNISHMENT is a journey to the dark side of people and places that lie just out of view, waiting for the moment to tear a life apart. Read by Steven Pacey. Steven Pacey is best known for his role as Del Tarrant in the third and fourth seasons of the sci-fi series Blake's 7.

He has worked extensively in Theatre, TV and film for many years and in 2009 played opposite Graham Norton in La Cage Aux Folles at London's Playhouse Theatre. He has read numerous audiobooks, including Sunday Times bestseller Joe Abercrombie, and abridged titles by Matthew Reilly. Produced by Peter Rinne.

©2012 Robert Wilson (P)2012 Orion Publishing Group

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  • Sandra
    United Kingdom
    3/7/14
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    "As absorbing as the Spanish series"


    Keeping track of all the names and characters was something of a challenge here, but once into the tortuous twists and turn of this tale, I was unable to stop reading/listening till the end!
    And Mr.Pacey's command of such a range of accents is amazing!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • LdB
    Gillingham, Kent, UK
    7/31/15
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    "So Exciting, and so many Twists!"

    Loved it. Already ordered the next in series (but 1, as I listened to 2nd one first on Special Offer). I agree it was a bit of a Boys Own story at times, but ... it was so exciting, with such believable, flawed characters, that it didn't really matter. Plus, having a 17 year old daughter of my own, ... I so get it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Linda
    London, United Kingdom
    7/5/15
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    "Great new author discovered on 2 for 1 offer!"

    The offer tempted me to try out this author who I had not come across before - and what a bargain I got. With a kidnap as it's central theme this story has complex gangland and terrorist connections stretching from London to India - sees the private security sector jostling with the police and security services all of whom have different agendas; and also manages to very succinctly introduce you to the personal lives of the central characters so that you feel you really get to know them as the story progresses. It pulled me in from the very beginning and most importantly the ending is good - if not totally unforeseen. Steven Pacey's performance is extraordinary, coping as he does with strong male/female roles and a number of different nationalities all of which he makes just subtly different so that you are always aware of who you are listening to. I very nearly gave this 5 stars throughout but I did struggle a little on occasions working out the links and grievances of some of the characters - but I am quite sure someone with a better memory won't have that problem. I am now going to look to see what else there is from Robert Wilson - another Charles Boxer story I hope - a great character!







    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Benni
    4/13/15
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    "Good"

    Interesting characters, but not wholly believable characteristics. Found I had to listen for longer periods in one go, as the number of characters and complicated politics required my proper attention. Overall, I enjoyed it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Karen
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    3/29/15
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    "Very good book."
    If you could sum up Capital Punishment in three words, what would they be?

    A riveting story.


    What other book might you compare Capital Punishment to, and why?

    It's one on it's own.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Steven Pacey?

    Yes.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Most of it the book kept me want to just keep listening to the end, then sorry when it ended.


    Any additional comments?

    So glad that he has continued with another book which I am about to start.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mollyeyre
    Leicestershire UK
    12/5/14
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    "Good, but ......."

    I did enjoy this story, I felt it was well written and the characters were well formed, however, I did find it a trifle confusing - there were so many characters with similar sounding names, so many different gangs - so many different 'danger/threat' lines and I am not sure I really got the point of various rivalries and hatreds. Overall though, it was a tense well written story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Flower Girl
    Surrey UK
    4/27/13
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    "A brilliant narrator for a great book!"

    This was my first Robert Wilson book and I absolutely loved it! Steven Pacey as a narrator is just phenomenal. He manages to bring every single one of the characters to life. This is a great listen that sweeps you along with it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Kent UK
    4/7/13
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    "Disappointing"

    I am a great fan of Robert Wilson's thrillers. He has the knack of moving the story along at a good pace, his plots are full of twists and turns, and the tension never lets up. So I was really looking forward to this book.



    But it is a real disappointment. All the ingredients for a good thriller seem to be there but it just doesn't work. It is as if he were writing by numbers. No pace, no tension, a limp plot, and characters that are difficult to like or find interesting. The narrator does his best, but cant make up for a pretty mediocre book.



    It is obviously the first in a new series, but I will not be tempted to get the next book. Nor would I recommend this one. Instead, try one of Wilson's other books which are available in Audible. They are top class.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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