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The Bag Carrier

Written by: Stephen Leather
Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins

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Publisher's Summary

A dead body in the prayer hall of a mosque isn't the best start to the day for anyone. But for Detective Inspector Harold Porter it's all in a day's work. The problem is that DI Porter has been given a new partner - a young Muslim detective by the name of Mohammed Salim Nasri. 

Nasri and Porter are both British and both cops, but they look at the world - and the case - from completely different viewpoints. And when that case includes Islamic terrorists and knife-wielding fanatics that can only mean problems. 

As Porter and Nasri work to solve the case, MI5 is watching over their shoulders, and one wrong move could mean a major terrorist incident.

©2019 Stephen Leather (P)2019 Isis Publishing Ltd

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  • mike swaine
  • london
  • 04-07-19

thrilling story. one story from 2 different sides.

love love love this book. so very different from any other book out there. Amazing

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  • Steve Steen
  • 14-07-19

Uncharacteristic poor novel

I usually enjoy a Steven Leather novel but this one i found really annoying one dymentiodnal stereotypical characters the racist police officers/staff. I didn't find the split narration added anything apart from making the story difficult to follow.

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  • Carôle
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 02-09-19

I hope that this is a new series

Harry Porter has a lot to learn in terms of the correct way to handle some people and some situations. Sal, needs to stop second guessing people’s opinion of him. They need each other and Ned to learn how to communicate with each other.

I think that they’ll get there. I also hope that this is the beginning of a new series. It has mileage.

The narrators are both very good, especially Homer Todiwala. Weirdly, I found myself missing Paul Thornley...

Please can we have more?

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  • graham crowson
  • 11-09-19

What a writer

Fast pace from start to finish , a well written and fantastic story , well done Stephen leather

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  • Martyn Standage
  • 30-08-19

Leather at his best

Stephen Leather gets it bang on again with this is excellent murder novel that explores current cultural themes and issues. The story is seen through the eyes of the two main characters to give you the perspective of 'old school' and 'new school' policing and how the styles compliment each other. Leather's attention to detail makes the background of the story colourful and realistic. This novel shows that Leather is not just about Spider Shepherd or Jack Nightingale. Highly recommended, excellent narration as well.

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  • johnbalfour2000
  • 15-08-19

Very Disappointing!

Not up to the usual exciting standard that I have come to expect from Stephen Leather. Poor, I'm afraid!

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  • Brian
  • uk
  • 27-07-19

Not up to the usual standard

I enjoy Stephen Leather’s books and have read most of them, however, this is the first one I have found disappointing. The story is very thin and the characterisations lack depth.