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CWA Daggers: John Creasey (New Blood), 2003

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781409136200

Price: £9.99

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A Chief of Police who is looking for a way out…a retired cop…and a murder which reaches back 20 years… The brilliant, award-winning novel from the author of DEFENDING JACOB

In a small town in Maine, nothing much happens. Even the Chief of Police, Ben Truman, is thinking about leaving. That is, until he discovers a body in a cabin up by the lake.

The dead man turns out to be a Boston prosecutor who had been investigating a series of gang-related murders. When Truman heads to the city to follow the few leads he has on the case, he is not welcomed by the local police – after all, big city crime is not something he has had any experience with.

But Truman refuses to let go of the case. With the help of a retired cop, he becomes embroiled in an investigation which reaches back to a killing 20 years ago…


A most assured debut, cleverly plotted with an unguessable ending
Compelling...marks the blooding of a major new talent, with shades of Scott Turow
Landay writes with eloquent intensity...about the no-win ethical choices that can corrupt or otherwise crush a good cop
An impressive and constantly surprising debut...the main plot twist knocks you sideways and there's more to come. A marvellous, unexpected novel
What a read! I was really drawn into the storyline and expected a very different conclusion to the one I got! Fabulous! So many twists and turns and lies it makes you dizzy trying to keep up.
In all the best thrillers - and William Landay's, like this new book, are among the best - it is crucial that we worry about the insuperable problems loaded on the shoulders of the central characters. Landay always handles that aspect with authority