This is my once-a-year non-sci-fi review. If you like British police procedurals, and particularly if you like Manchester -- you will like this fema..Show More »le-lead spinoff from Rogers' DCI Tom Caton Manchester series. Although this could be read on its own, it does reference back to that series:
The Cleansing (2009) The Head Case (2009) The Tiger's Cave (2010) A Fatal Intervention (2010) Bluebell Hollow (2010) A Trace of Blood (2011) The Frozen Contract (2012) Backwash (2013) A Venetian Moon (2013)
Jo has moved from the Manchester force to the NCA -- And the good news is that there is already a second book.
The characters are cardboard, the preechiness is overwhelming, and the pace is below snail-like. I wanted to like this novel and gave it every chance,..Show More » but it was just painful. I won't be buying another from this author.