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Publisher's Summary

The Crime: The customers in a London convenience store are taken captive. Among them is a young mother, Detective Helen Weeks. She is told her life depends on the co-operation of one of her colleagues - detective Tom Thorne.
The Demand: Akhtar is desperate to know what really happened to his beloved son, who died a year before in prison. He is convinced the death was not an accident and forces the one man who knows more about the case than any other, Thorne, to re-investigate.
The Twist: What Thorne discovers will upend everything he thought he knew about the fate of those he's put away... but will it be enough to fulfill the wishes of a grieving and potentially violent father?
©2012 Mark Billingham (P)2012 Hachette
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Critic Reviews

"Ingeniously constructed... this great novel should put Billingham in the same league as Ian Rankin, Peter Robinson, John Harvey and Denise Mina. A breakthrough novel." ( Kirkus)
"Tom Thorne is the new superstar detective.... Mark Billingham is the new-wave leader of crime fiction." (Lee Child )
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4 out of 5 stars
By Joseph on 06-30-15

Thorne worth reading

DI Thorne is not an unusual character for British crime fiction but he is enjoyable. I got caught up with the BBC televised mini series and then latched onto the books. Both are time well spent.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Gerry Prevost on 06-07-15

Great Read

Enjoyed the continuing story of DI Tom Thorne. Too much time has past since the last Thorne novel. I hope a the next novel doesn't leap ahead too much.

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