In the rundown northern town of Unsworth, the only thing the locals can celebrate is a victory by Unsworth Town FC. Sam Carew, an ex-cop-cum-brickie, is starting work in the family firm with his father, Ernest. All is going well until Sam’s father is found dead on the building site, one of their employees caught red-handed at the scene. The police, under the critical eye of DI Bowman, are convinced that this is an open and shut case. Struggling to overcome the death of his father, Sam becomes increasingly sceptical that they have the right suspect and decides to do some private investigating of his own.But when his leads begin to evaporate and his private life collapses around him, Sam finds himself drawn inexorably deeper into a dangerous, seedy underworld he never realised existed.
The first in a series, Mad Carew is a gripping debut crime novel by acclaimed saga-writer Ken McCoy.