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Author: H R F Keating
Genre: Crime, Mystery & Thriller
Rights: UK & comm ex Canada
Pub. Date: 1st March 2006
Detective Superintendent Harriet Martens took great pride in her twin sons deciding to follow her into the police by moving to
In the wake of a major bomb outrage in a European city every available Greater Birchester Police officer is occupied with anti-terror precautions, she finds herself investigating the theft from a Birchester research station of a herbicide specimen capable in the wrong hands of causing more destruction than any single bomb.
To avoid the panic which news of the theft will set off, she has to work in secrecy, all the while fighting off the overwhelming grief of her loss of Graham and her unceasing fears for Malcolm. All but alone in a deceptive world where no one is quite what they seem, she has to earn again the title once given her of the Hard Detective.
‘Delightful… an up-to-date whodunit…A gentle but rigorous exploration of duty, devotion, love of family and love of country – and riveting from beginning to end’Good Book Guide
‘Wonderful…This is an excellent read, but we expect no less from one of the masters of the genre’DLS Journal
‘Keating’s work is dark…but it serves a reminder as to how the world has changed during the last five years.’Reviewingtheevidence.com
‘A gripping thriller – and a moving meditation on bereavement.'Tribune
‘The book is recommended as a light but entertaining read.’Thebookbag.co.uk