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A crime thriller to take you on a terrifying journey into London’s dark side.

Beautiful Alyshia D’Cruz has grown up in London and Mumbai wanting for nothing. But one night she takes the wrong cab home.

Charles Boxer, expert in high-stakes kidnap resolution, teams up with his ex-partner, investigative cop Mercy Danquah, who’s battling with their rebellious teenage daughter.

Alyshia’s father hires Boxer, who knows all about the tycoon’s colourful career, which has made him plenty of enemies. But despite the vast D’Cruz fortune, the kidnappers don’t want cash, instead favouring a cruel and lethal game . . . To save Alyshia, Boxer must dodge religious fanatics, Indian mobsters and London’s home-grown crime lords.

CAPITAL PUNISHMENT is a journey to the dark side of people and places that lie just out of view, waiting for the moment to tear a life apart.

Reviews

Like most of Wilson's novels, this one occupies the shadow territory between the crime novel and the intelligent thriller... it's dark and powerful stuff. And the ending has a kick like a horse.
SPECTATOR
Fast-moving and breathlessly exciting, this is the first of a series to feature Charles Boxer from award-winning author Robert Wilson.
IRISH INDEPENDENT
Gripping from start to finish, this intricately plotted page-turner will keep you transfixed.
CHOICE
Absolutely brilliant.
PETERBOROUGH EVENING TELEGRAPH
Full of action and tension, a guaranteed great read from this CWA Gold Dagger winning author.
LOVEREADING.COM
Wilson blends psychological intensity, constant action with a brilliantly intricate plot that will leave you gasping after the final page.
BITE THE BOOK
[Robert Wilson's] hotter than ever... One killer of a crime caper.
NORTHERN ECHO
If you like dense, complex and internationally widespread thrillers, then Capital Punishment is for you... Unputdownable.
MYSTERY WOMEN
Featuring a large cast of well-sketched players and a plethora of plot twists, CAPITAL PUNISHMENT shifts scenes briskly from London to Lisbon, Mumbai to Lahore. Mr. Wilson writes with elegant vigor as he describes the shoot-outs and emotional crescendos that result from the political and criminal intrigue at the heart of the book.
WALL STREET JOURNAL
A genuine thriller and the first in a new series, CAPITAL PUNISHMENT is one of the best books in the genre to come along at the start of a new year... A brilliant beginning for what is sure to be a very exciting and worthwhile series indeed.
REVIEWINGTHEEVIDENCE.COM
Featuring a large cast of well-sketched players and a plethora of plot twists, Capital Punishment shifts scenes briskly from London to Lisbon, Mumbai to Lahore. Wilson writes with elegant vigour as he describes the shoot-outs and emotional crescendos that result from the political and criminal intrigue at the heart of the book
WALL STREET JOURNAL
It is a riveting read... Wilson writes with verve and panache
CATHOLIC HERALD
A gripping and unsettling read
GOOD BOOK GUIDE
Lots of political intrigue and double-dealing make this a complex and tense thriller
TELEGRAPH & ARGUS