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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 question.

©2013 Howard Linskey (P)2014 W F Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"A Tyneside Dashiell Hammett to put Martina Cole firmly in her place" (The Times)
"Howard Linskey does for Newcastle what Ian Rankin has done for Edinburgh" (New York Journal of Books)

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  • Sadiq
  • 04-02-15

Captivating

could not stop listening....superb book
the characters have been given a reality....a and the surroundings can be pictured well

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  • Amanda R
  • 03-11-15

Surprisingly good

Had me hooked from the get go. Loved the narrator too. A gritty thriller that took a while to get going, interesting twists and sub plots.

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  • Mauhex
  • 01-10-15

Not the end!

I do hope this does not see the end of David Blake. Great story, gritty, no messing! Well done. Great performance as well.

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  • alli100
  • 07-24-16

Terrific story told brilliantly. What happens next?

Having now listened to all 3 David Blake books, I can easily say they are at the top of my best audio book list. The stories are fast paced and really involving with a touch of humour but what really brings the books alive is the brilliant narration. David Nellist brings every character alive for the listener. What happens next? I would love to hear more from David Blake & his 'gangster' friends as I couldn't stop listening to these books, taking every opportunity to immerse myself in their exploits. Highly recommended, more please!

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  • Jacky
  • 02-20-16

Another really good book from Howard Linskey

I have listened to all the books in this series and so enjoyed the Geordie humour and accent brilliantly read by David Nellist. The story about a gangster boss romps along and leaves you feeling for the man. The characters are developed through the series and this is the latest and I fear the last in that series. I hope Howard Linksey puts pen to paper soon with another set of books with plots that are as good and challenging as these have been.

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