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On a busy London street, a young woman is attacked in broad daylight and left bleeding to death on the pavement. Among the eyewitnesses are DI Simon Fenchurch and his wife.

Fenchurch pursues the attacker through a warren of backstreets and eventually arrests a young hoodie with a cache of stolen phones - an 'Apple picker' on the make. The case should be closed but something feels off...Was this really just about a smartphone? Why did the victim look nervous before she was targeted? And why don't the prints on the murder weapon match the young man in custody?

Before Fenchurch can probe further, his superiors remove him from the case, convinced he has let the real culprit run free. But Fenchurch is determined to get to the truth and, before long, uncovers a conspiracy that reaches high above the street gangs of London.

©2016 Ed James. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Very mediocre police procedural

The lead cop is not very bright and not very likeable. He is plagued--did we really need to know it?--with acid reflux and, endlessly, by a drumming in his ears. Then there are the caricature rastas. My recommendation is: Skip it.

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Intrepid

Intricate play on current social climate regarding race, immigrants, marginalization and violence The author uses insight on violence as a means to illicit emotional trauma and the toll that it takes on interpersonal relationships.
Book two is a marked improvement on book one. I look forward to the next installment.

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Another great one!

I am hooked on Fenchurch... I am looking forward to his next adventure. Hurry please:)

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Carbon Copy

James needs to stop the repetitive plot line of kidnapped children who are later exploited. In his first book it was interesting, in this one it became redundant.

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A new favorite author

Another good police procedural by Ed James. Fenchurch is in the wrong place a few times in this book. At least his personal life seems to be working out. His obsession about finding their daughter seems to have been managed and then...stuff happens to bring it back to him.

The story kept me quite interested and up way too late at night. The narration is first rate. I'm ready to download book 3 now. Good work!

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  • Thomas
  • Richmond, Vatican City State (Holy See)
  • 03-28-17

Deplorables Are Not Welcome.......

Would you listen to another book narrated by Michael Page?

Fine Job.

Any additional comments?

Members of the Tory Party, UKIP and all of those who support Brexit are shallow, greedy people who are responsible for all of London's woes. Woe to the Deplorables !

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  • 10-25-17

Good

Enjoy reading this book, I have read the three books over the past nine days, when you start one you can't wait to start the next...

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-11-17

disappointed

i found the portrayal of black people really stereotypical. i have yet to meet someone who says man every 2 seconds like every black man in this book they lie, steal and are dishonest. i think listening to the postscript the authors anger is clear. he vents in this book. The voice.overs were also lazy caricatures.

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  • eddy
  • 08-22-17

strangely gripping

a brilliantly gripping story that just creeps up on you and won't let you put it down

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-25-17

Great book

Brilliant story. Excellent listen. Emotion. Passion, and desire are all expressed in this excellent story.

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  • Anne
  • 04-15-17

can't wait for the next one

i love how this story carries on from the last one without any long tedious explanations. The plot is intriguing and kept me interested throughout the story.