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Publisher's Summary

She can't prove he did it. But she might die trying....
From the Sunday Times number one best-selling author of the Logan McRae series comes a stand-alone spin-off featuring DS Roberta Steel
Revenge is a dangerous thing....
Detective Chief Inspector Roberta Steel got caught fitting up Jack Wallace - that's why they demoted her and quashed his sentence. Now he's back on the streets, and women are being attacked again. Wallace has to be responsible, but if Detective Sergeant Steel goes anywhere near him, his lawyers will get her thrown off the force for good.
The Powers That Be won't listen to her, not after what happened last time. According to them, she's got more than enough ongoing cases to keep her busy. Perhaps she could try solving a few instead of harassing an innocent man?
Steel knows Wallace is guilty. And the longer he gets away with it, the more women will suffer. The question is: how much is she willing to sacrifice to stop him?
©2017 Stuart MacBride (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
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Critic Reviews

"Dark and gripping. A riveting page-turner." ( Independent on Sunday)
"MacBride is a damned fine writer." (Peter James)
"A satisfyingly compelling thriller." ( Sunday Mirror)
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5 out of 5 stars
By 6catz on 11-25-17

Another MacBride gem!!!

Stuart MacBride is on my very short list of favorite authors that includes the likes of Adrian McKinty, Tana French, and Stuart Neville. His iconic hero, Logan MacCrea, deserves a novel’s length time off after what he’s been through, but holy mother of pearl, I miss him. Thank God for this trip back to his world of characters, this time the charge being led by the indomitable and hilarious Roberta Steele. The plot is vintage MacBride, but for me the real treat is his use of language and drive-off-the-road humor. “Everyone should have someone to love . . . To trust . . . Someone that doesn’t need shearing three times a year . . . “
What a breath of fresh air after searching through so many tedious, formulaic “thrillers.” All hail his beardiness!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Eric on 11-08-17

Delightful read, wicked sense of humour.

Great production beginning to end. Wonderful narration and would be hard to go wrong with the material provided. The characters are wonderful. I have read or listened to all of MacBride’s books and it is interesting to see life from Steele’s perspective. I laughed out loud and uncontrollably more times during this book ..... not sure if it is a good thing or very, very scary to share MacBride’s sense of humour. Great book can’t wait for the next installment

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5 out of 5 stars
By Val McWilliam on 11-04-17

Bloody fabulous

Another triumph by Stuart MacBride,
Colourful characters, laugh out loud humour and wonderfully dark undertones. Beautifully read by Steve Worsley as usual. Do not hesitate, buy it now!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Brian on 11-18-17

Robert gets her own book... yippee.

Very Good story especially if you know the characters history. I like the introduction of some new sweary words. Roll on Roberta.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Lauren on 01-06-18

Funny!

I’m new to MacBride and was pleasantly surprised to laugh out loud so often during a crime novel. Much owing to the great timing of Worsley’s delivery. Not your typical characters either, nicely rounded without laboring the point. Only downside was that the crime plot formula was predictable, but it was made up for by the writing. I recommend it!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Janette Gorman on 11-30-17

Steel steals the show

I was a bit dubious as to how I would I enjoy this book without Logan in it.

Simple answer. Just as much as all of his other books. The storyline keeps you interested the whole way through.

I have to say the scene in the school gym had me laughing , poor bugger.

Great narration as always by Steve Worsley . I will be looking for more titles narrated by him.

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