A corpse is found, its identity extinguished in the most shocking manner imaginable. Detective Ian Bradshaw can't catch the killer if no one can ID the victim. Out there, somewhere, a missing young woman may hold the answers. Journalist Helen Norton is about to uncover a massive criminal conspiracy. She just needs the final piece of the puzzle. Soon she will learn the price of the truth.
"Behind Dead Eyes"
The hunt for a serial killer unearths an unsolved cold case from over 60 years ago. Young girls are being abducted and murdered in the Northeast. Out of favour detective constable Ian Bradshaw struggles to find any leads - and fears that the only thing this investigation will unravel is himself. Journalist Tom Carney is suspended by his London tabloid and returns to his home village in County Durham. Helen Norton is the reporter who replaced Tom on the local newspaper. Together they are drawn into a case that will change their lives forever.
"A Lot to Like, but Weak Narration"
David Blake likes to think he’s no gangster. He's a white-collar criminal, working for gangster Bobby Mahoney, enjoying the money pouring in. Trouble is, a big chunk of that money has just gone missing along with Geordie Cartwright. Has Geordie done a runner or been killed by a rival gang? In a bloody finale, Blake has to make an agonising choice and someone has to pay the ultimate price....
David Blake is a worried man. He should be enjoying the high life now that he's Newcastle's 'Top Boy', the man who controls everything in the city. He lives in luxury, the money keeps on rolling in, and Blake is sharing his life with the girl that he loves. But, when one of his men takes two bullets in the back, Blake struggles to stay in control.
Life is sweet for David Blake until his accountant is arrested for murder. The money man is set for a life sentence until he puts five million pounds out of Blake's reach. Now Blake faces a choice; fix the acquittal of a child killer or lose out on the cash. Meanwhile, Serbian gangsters are taking over his territory and his girlfriend is asking awkward questions.
Linskey ist der "King of Northern Noir" - spannungsgeladen, tough, erschreckend. Mit rotzfrechen Dialogen, britischem Sarkasmus und rasantem Tempo ist Gangland eine Geschichte voller Atmosphäre über Unmoral, Verkommenheit und Gnadenlosigkeit, geradeheraus und von Anfang bis Ende bedrohlich. Fiese Typen, schräge Deals, mafiöse Strukturen - weiße Westen gibt’s nicht. Da kann man sich nur die Finger schmutzig machen. Aber natürlich nicht beim Lesen!
David Blake hat eine weiße Weste. Soweit man in Newcastle eine haben kann, wenn man als Berater für einen skrupellosen Gangsterboss arbeitet. Als zigtausend Pfund Schutzgeld verschwinden, kommt David jedenfalls reichlich ins Schwitzen. Er hat 72 Stunden, das Geld wieder aufzutreiben - sonst ist er ein toter Mann...