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The Common Enemy

DCI Warren Jones, Book 4
Narrated by: Malk Williams
Series: DCI Warren Jones, Book 4
Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
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How do you catch a man’s killer when everyone wanted him dead?

In Middlesbury, a rally is being held by the British Allegiance Party - a far-right group protesting against the opening of a new Mosque.

When the crowd disperses, a body is found in an alleyway. Tommy Meegan, the loud-mouthed leader of the group, has been stabbed through the heart.

Across town, a Muslim community centre catches fire in a clear act of arson, leaving a small child in a critical condition. And the tension which has been building in the town for years boils over.

DCI Warren Jones knows he can’t afford to take sides - and must solve both cases before further acts of violent revenge take place. But in a town at war with itself, and investigating the brutal killing of one of the country’s most hated men, where does he begin?

Don’t miss Paul Gitsham’s ingenious new DCI Warren Jones novel, The Common Enemy - preorder now!

©2018 Paul Gitsham (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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Better and better!

Paul Gitsham just gets better and better in DCI Warren Jones series. The plot is woven beautifully with suspense and depth of characterization. The theme of racial and religious tensions is timely .

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  • Raymond
  • College Station, TX, USA
  • 07-09-19

Very, very Disappointing

I have read the first three installments in this series, and enjoyed them. This one had clear hints that a favorite character was going to be killed gratuitously at the end. I skipped to the end, and sure enough, that happened. The dead policeman had been plumped for promotion, children, and more. It was ridiculous, as if the author's editor had suggested that he add more violence to help sales of an already violent series.

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Human Interest and Whodunit

Paul Gitsham's DCI Warren Jones series provides a whodunit, a police procedural, and very real, human, and sympathetic characters. This novel employs a backdrop of current events, but much of the tragedy is brought on by much more common place human emotions. In this novel, DCI Jones has to deal with a far right wing hate group, demonstrations, and family jealousies. He must solve the murder of a leader of a white nationalist group before the funeral to derail the likelihood of a violent demonstration. On the personal front, he suffers a loss.

I'm looking forward to the next adventures of DCI Jones and his unit.