Charlie Resnick is the last person to see the attractive young woman who vanishes after a Christmas office party, but he can’t even remember the color of the car in which she left. Days later, a tape-recorded ransom note arrives at police headquarters, and Resnick—along with his faulty memory—is the key to outsmarting the abductor.
"Narrator is difficult to listen to"
A dispute between rival gangs escalates into violence. One teenage girl is left dead, another injured and a police officer is caught in the crossfire. DI Resnick is hauled back to the front line to help deal with the fallout. But when the dead girl's father seeks to lay the blame on his colleague, Resnick finds the line between personal and professional dangerously blurred.
It's a double mystery: Two young men have vanished, and the investigation leads to two troubling clues in two different locations - a scorched van and a peculiar bloodstain in an abandoned airport hangar.
Time's up. You're Next. "All he had to do was name the woman he wanted. It was that easy. They would do all the hard work. "Detective Sergeant Mark 'Heck' Heckenburg is investigating the disappearance of 38 different women. Each one was happy and successful until they vanished without a trace. Desperate to find her missing sister, Lauren Wraxford seeks out Heck's help.
"farfetched and dull"
The producer of a troubled play invites the cast to spend the weekend in his remote Scottish Highlands estate to hash out the problems. When the housemaid finds the playwright murdered in bed, Thomas Lynley and his partner must unmask the villain.
"Glad I stuck w it!"
Thirty years ago, the Miners' Strike threatened to tear the country apart, turning neighbour against neighbour - enmities which smoulder still. Resnick had run an information-gathering unit at the heart of the dispute. Now, in retirement, and grieving over the death of his partner, the discovery of the body of a woman who disappeared during the Strike brings Resnick back, and forces him to confront his past.
Faced with current crimes copied from past wrongdoings, Resnick fights to catch the criminals even as he deals with a flood of unsettling memories.
©1993 John Harvey (P)1995 Recorded Books, LLC
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