When an ex-police officer from the murder squad is found shot in a dank squat, Anna Travis is pulled onto the case. As the body count rises and the investigation becomes ever more complex, suspicion falls on Fitzpatrick. Is he still alive and in the UK? Could he be the killer, with terrifying access to the most lethal drug in existence?
Deadly Intent is the fourth Anna Travis book by Lynda La Plante, and well worth the read. Anna has worked two investigations since her breakup with now Chief Superintendent James Langton, and fortunately did not see him on either case.
Now, a former Murder Squad detective has been murdered at a drug den, and the Squad sets up for yet another investigation headed this time by the formidable DCI Carol Cunningham.
Anna was onto Alexander Fitzpatrick from the beginning, but no one would believe her. As the body count rose, and Langton became more involved in the case, Anna's stress level rose accordingly. To add to her woes, she was accused of going off on her own without involving or updating the rest of the team.
La Plante has written an intense follow-up to her other successful Anna Travis mysteries. Her books are well-researched providing an uncanny look into the heart, mind, and soul of the antagonist, providing the reader with a chilling sense of what motivates him.
This book is a gem. Well plotted and fast-paced throughout, the ending is beyond surprising. I never saw it coming.
But if you want an engaging, provacative police procedural with plenty of action to keep you entertained for hours, than this is the book for you.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Thoroughly enjoyed once got into it
In fact it was excellent
Quite scary as ow realise those things can indeedarehappening in some form now
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
What a shame. The villain went to so much effort to remove his finger prints only to have them identify him once more. Old photos and fingerprints were used to identify him to the police. All the surgery and laser print removal made no difference. It was as if that chapter at the beginning of the book must have belonged to another story, as it played no part as the story unfolded. He was still able to be detected by prints taken in Oxfordshire 30 years ago. These inconsistencies spoilt the flow of the story