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A dispute between rival gangs escalates into violence. One teenage girl is left dead, another injured and a police officer is caught in the crossfire. DI Resnick is hauled back to the front line to help deal with the fallout.

But when the dead girl's father seeks to lay the blame on his colleague, Resnick finds the line between personal and professional dangerously blurred...

©2008 John Harvey (P)2008 WF Howes Ltd

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  • tncolmd
  • 11-01-10

excellent

this is my first john harvey book & it won't be my last. this is an engrossing story with believable and well rounded characters. excellent narrator. i found it hard to put it aside until i had finished the book. definitely some surprises that i didn't see coming.

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  • Carol Lemelin
  • 17-03-15

Slow start but worth it.

I was thinking this was a pretty ordinary Police Procedural and then the surprise came.
I think I'll read more of Harvey's work

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  • JCCSussex
  • 23-11-18

Very very good

I found the pacing of this very good - contrary to the experience of some others. Nottingham was captured well - as were the London scenes. Lots of good incidental narrative texture. Very very good

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  • M.
  • 15-03-17

Nottingham

Happy with the reading, story etc, BUT it would have been more authentic if place names of some areas of the city had been pronouced correctly.

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  • mollyeyre
  • 24-03-13

Kept my interest

I mostly enjoyed this book, but felt it became a little tedious at times. Nevertheless, I finished it and overall enjoyed it