The new DCI Henry Christie novel - Fourteen-year-old Mark Carter is plunged into a world of crime following his sisters drug overdose. He agrees to become an informer for DCI Christie in order to avenge Beths death and redeem himself. But if it all goes wrong, Mark stands to lose everything including his life. Marks obsession for revenge leads him to a dangerous mixture of teenage street gangs, brutal murder, drug turf wars and betrayal . . .
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the well-reviewed author of several crime novels, including The Last Big Job, A Time for Justice, One Dead Witness and Nightmare City Backlash is his first novel for Severn House..From Booklist:
Fourteen-year-old Mark Carter lives on a bleak housing estate in England, where crime, drugs, and violence are rife. His mother is an alcoholic, and his sister is a drug addict, but Mark is determined to escape his awful life. But when his sister, Beth, dies of a drug overdose, Mark is determined to exact retribution from local drug dealer Jonny Sparks, whom he blames for Beth’s death, and from the Crackman, the much-feared, mysterious drug kingpin who is Jonny Sparks’ supplier. Meanwhile, Detective Chief Inspector Henry Christie is investigating Beth’s death and sees an opportunity to nab the Crackman and get himself back in the good graces of his superiors. To do this, though, he has to convince Mark to turn police informer, find the Crackman, and set him up for Christie to arrest. Although the plotting isn’t quick as airtight as it was in last year’s Critical Threat, Oldham’s latest cop drama offers the same taut suspense and gritty authenticity that we have come to expect from this fine series. --Emily Melton
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Book Description Severn House Publishers, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11072786646X
Book Description Severn House Publishers, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX072786646X