• Flesh Wounds

  • An Inspector Troy Novel
  • By: John Lawton
  • Narrated by: Lewis Hancock
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (201 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Praised for their riveting, ingenious plot twists, John Lawton's series of espionage thrillers featuring Chief Inspector Frederick Troy of Scotland Yard have an uncanny ability to place readers in the thick of history.

Now an old flame has returned to Troy's life: Kitty Stilton, wife of an American presidential hopeful. Private eye Joey Rork has been hired to make sure Kitty's amorous liaisons with a rat pack crooner don't ruin her husband's political career. But he also wants to know why Kitty has been spotted with Danny Ryan, whose twin brothers, in addition to owning one of London's hottest jazz clubs, are said to have inherited the crime empire of fallen mobster Alf Marx. Before Rork can find out, he meets a gruesome end. And he isn't the only one: bodies have started turning up around London, dismembered in the same bizarre and horrifying way. Is it possible that the blood trail leads back to Troy's own police force and into Troy's own forgotten past?

This compulsively listenable thriller finds one of our most able storytellers at the height of his game.

©2018 John Lawton (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Disgusting...do not waste your time

Reader beware: This book reeks of misogynistic, classist drivel with a dose of incest throw in for good measure. Completely disgusting.

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I love these books!

John Lawton has managed to write a series of books that are a marvelous combination of spy/detective/WWII novels combined with a social history of Britain as it made a shift from the Depression era to the early sixties, through the establishment of the welfare state, and with a delightful admixture of P.G. Wodehouse. This one is no exception.

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Who is F***ing Whom?

Great writer but so much sex the reader can’t keep up! Great political/criminal novel but otherwise! I plan to listen to one more Lawson book to see if next one is better.

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A wonderfully bizarre and fanciful book

You'll either love it or hate it. I am of the former cohort. Take a chance and dive right in.

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Full of Static

Unable to finish as so full of static inspite of a good story and performance

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Story ok but...

Not sure what the point of the first half of the book is, culminating with Troy screwing his own sister.

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Worst American accent ever!!

The book was good until the so called “American “ entered the story. The accent was so bad it ruined the story. Why is that British voice overs always love to do American voices as southerners? I expect it’s because to the English ear it passes. But to most American’s ear it suffers in degrees depending on the speaker’s capabilities. Sorry

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Funny, bloody & very entertaining

An enormous number of people, a very substantial number of women. All in all, very entertaining.

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Disappointed.

Enjoyed “Fooling Mr Churchill” my first book by John Lawton. I like mysteries and WW2 settings. This veered into incestuous hook-ups for whatever reason. Pass.

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Over drawn English drawing room drama in detective

Not what I was expecting. No elegant solution to a baffling case, no criminal mastermind threatening society, or even a detective worthy of your interest. More of a running commentary on British social order than a detective story.