When danger is an addiction, death becomes a habit.
On a bone-chilling February morning, Catherine Berlin, investigator with the Financial Services Agency, finds the almost-headless body of her informant, "Juliet Bravo", rolling in a shallow reach of the Thames. That Juliet Bravo's death is linked to an investigation of local loan shark Archie Doyle is no surprise to Berlin, but when Berlin's own unorthodox methods are blamed for the murder, she realises bigger predators are circling. To start with, it looks as though Berlin will pay only with her job. And then, on a routine trip to her GP (one of a dying breed who will still prescribe heroin to long-term addicts), she stumbles across a second body. Suspended, incriminated, and then blackmailed into cooperation by the detective leading the murder investigation, Catherine Berlin has seven stolen days of clarity in which to solve the crime - and find a new supplier.
©2012 Annie Hauxwell (P)2012 Audible Ltd
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Yes because it is different
T F Muir's A Tooth for a Tooth because it is similar in the way the truth lies far back in the past with characters who have connections one with the other.
Yes but impossible so I was always eager to get back to it.
On the strength of this book I have purchased her second.
"Interesting idea, but I found it a bit confusing"
Different storyline with a detective who is a drug addict. Seems unlikely, but who knows?
Not really. Unusually for me., I didn't finish it. Kept losing the plot and had a hard time keeping the characters straight.
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