Detective Sergeant Harry Belltree, back on the job after a near-fatal confrontation with corrupt colleagues, has become a departmental embarrassment. The solution is a posting away from Sydney and a quiet life in Newcastle. Or maybe not so quiet.
Homicide detective Harry Belltree wouldn’t usually be looking too hard at an elderly couple’s suicide pact. Especially now, when his brother-in-law, Greg, has just been stabbed to death. But it seems Greg and the old couple had ties to the same man, a bent moneylender with friends in high places - and low. Harry can’t get officially involved in Greg’s murder, but he suspects a link with two other mysterious deaths: his parents'.
The brilliant duo, Detective Chief Inspector David Brock and Detective Sergeant Kathy Kolla, return to solve the brutal slaying of one of Britain's leading philosophers. Professor Springer was well-known for his stand against fundamentalism, but were his opinions reason enough to murder him? Brock and Kolla start looking for answers in London's Muslim communities, but perhaps Springer's enemy is closer to home? Brock and Kolla must sift through the clues and find the real killer before the threatened confrontations between communities erupt into violence.
When his longtime nemesis, the amphetamine-juiced killer known as "Upper" North, is spotted in England, Detective Chief Inspector Brock is on the trail. His manhunt centers on Silvermeadow, a huge and glittery new shopping mall on the outskirts of London, where North was seen. Lying in wait, he and Kathy Kolla take on a seemingly unrelated case as camouflage, that of a missing girl who had worked in the mall. But what to make of the rumor of other girls gone missing?
"love this author - thank you for adding him"
Following her ordeal at the end of Silvermeadow, Detective Sergeant Kathy Kolla is on leave at the start of Babel, so burned out she is tempted to quit the force for good. But nothing can keep her from the hunt in this puzzling new case. Professor Max Springer, one of Britain's leading academics, has been brutally murdered on the steps of a London university. Springer was notorious for his stand against Islamic extremism, but was that motive enough to kill him? While Kathy and Brock start looking for answers in London's Arab community, rivalries within the university point in another direction.
"I wish you would get more Barry Maitland books"
The final audiobook in Maitland's critically acclaimed Belltree Trilogy. Harry Belltree's obsessive pursuit of justice has cost him everything - his job in homicide, his marriage and his newborn child. He has nothing left to lose, or so he thinks. Then his estranged wife disappears, leaving their baby daughter behind. The police think Jenny has murdered a man. Harry thinks she's in danger.
Within an unconventional artists' neighbourhood, DCI David Brock and DS Kathy Kolla need to find six-year-old Tracy Rudd, the third child to be abducted in recent weeks. Tracey is the daughter of controversial artist Gabriel Rudd, who Tracey's grandparents blame for the suicide of Tracey's mother and hint at his complicity in their granddaughter's disappearance.
"Brock is no artist, that's obvious!"