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Publisher's Summary

London's Detective Chief Inspector Anna Travis must decide where her loyalties lie, duty to the job or personal ambition, in this masterful tale of suspense from the award-winning, international best-selling author of the Prime Suspect series - one of today's finest crime writers, alongside such talents as Sophie Hannah, Ruth Rendell, Kate Atkinson, and Ian Rankin.

Six months ago, London nightclub owner Josh Reynolds was found dead. Ruled a suicide, the police investigation was closed. Then a young man, awaiting trial for armed robbery, tells his guards that Reynolds was murdered and that he has information to share.

DCI Anna Travis is scheduled to leave for training at Quantico, as part of an exchange between the Met and the FBI. But before she can leave, she's got to review the case, thanks to her boss, DCS James Langton. Joining her team is senior FBI agent and crime scene expert Jessie Dewar.

The American's brash manner quickly ruffles feathers throughout the Met, and what should have been a simple matter of tying up loose ends becomes a political powder keg when the competence of the original investigation team is challenged. Suddenly, Anna is faced with a dangerous choice. Will she close ranks to protect her people or push to find the truth, no matter what the consequences?

©2015 Lynda La Plante (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Complex and intriguing

A fast paced story that kept me guessing who did what to whom.
The characters reminded me how people are rarely what they seem.

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Impossible to listen to horrible American accent

Is there anything you would change about this book?

My complaint isn't with the book, which I didn't finish. That I didn't finish wasn't because of the writer, but because of the narrator. Her jarring version of an "American" accent was so poor -- and annoying -- I gave up in chapter one. I appreciate La Plante's other work, so would have liked to hear the book. But whoever made the decision to employ a narrator with absolutely no ear for accents made a mistake; it ruined the experience of what might be a good mystery.

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Good one

This story kept me entertained though it wasn’t a hard one to figure out. The likable main characters make that forgivable. My
only complaint would be that the American accents are cringeworthy. Adding a nasal tone and an I don’t know what accent, did not make them sound American. Otherwise I enjoyed the book.

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Disappointing

I usually like Lynda LaPlante's novels but found this one disappointing. Too many sub plots - all over the place going nowhere most of the time. The last chapters were particularly tedious...

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American accents suffer

The American accents are stiff and awkward sounding. This does a disservice to the characters.

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Narrator needs to visit USA

Very good with the exception of the narrator’s attempt at an American accent; that was awful but it’s still worth a listen.

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Weak Narration

Linda LaPlant’s books are ok as police procedurals but the main character in the Anna Travis series is alternately insightful and unbelievably naive and trusting. The narrator Kim Hicks is capable of doing a convincing upper class English accent, but her others are horribly grating on the ear—especially the American accents. The author also has no insight into the way Americans speak which, besides the accent, is very different from the way Britons speak.

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Amazing

If you have listened to the previous books in the series, this book will blow your mind from beginning to end.

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this whole series is great!

I've enjoyed this whole series. The stories and character interactions are great. I would suggest to the narrator that not all Americans sound like Mae West.

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"What a Ride"

l really enjoy this series, don't want it to end.
Main characters showed more complexity and the squad members personalities showed growth and change. The FBI Behavioralist who aided the team was a interesting character to say the least. It was insightful how Anna was willing to change her tact with her and how it enabled them to work with each other.