There's more than blood and bone beneath the skin... The victim, a nondescript "numbers cruncher," died horribly just yards away from his terrified wife and daughter, murdered by men who clearly enjoyed their work. The crime scene is one that could chill the blood of even the most seasoned police officer. But the strange revelations about an ordinary accountant's extraordinary secret life are what truly set Chief Inspector Alan Banks off---as lies breed further deceptions and blood begets blood, unleashing a policeman's dark passions...and a violent rage that, when freed, might be impossible to control.
©1994 Peter Robinson (P)2011 Tantor
"Impressive.... A dark, unsettling story." (The New York Times Book Review)
James Langton has done a reasonable job. His interpretation of the female characters were a tad annoying in that they sounded similar and somewhat insipid. Some of the description of the scene were overdone to the point of getting tedious. The over use of swearing was boring and there was no need. So when used at certain critical points in book the impact was lost. A good yarn that keeps the listener interested.........But not on the edge of their seat.
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