Watching the Dark: DCI Banks 20

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Paperback. Pub Date :2012-12-11 Language: English Publisher: Hodder Stoughton One of the premier masters of modern British crime. New York Times bestselling author Peter Robinson brings back Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks and his colleague DI Annie Cabbot in a complex case involving corruption. a dead cop. and a missing girl.Watching the DarkA decorated detective inspector is murdered on the tranquil grounds of the St. Peters Police Treatment Centre. shot through the heart with a crossbow arrow. and compromising photographs are discovered in his room. Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks is well aware that he must handle the highly sensitive-and dangerously explosive-investigation with the utmost discretion.Because the case may involve police corruption. an officer from Professional Standards. Inspector Joanna Passero. has arrived to work with Banks and his team. Thoug...

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Banks is back - and this time he's investigating the murder of one of his own.

Detective Inspector Bill Quinn is killed by a crossbow in the tranquil grounds of a police rehabilitation centre, and compromising photos are found in his room. DCI Banks, brought in to investigate, is assailed on all sides.

By Joanna Passero, the Professional Standards inspector who insists on shadowing the investigation in case of police corruption. By his own conviction that a policeman shouldn't be deemed guilty without evidence. By Annie Cabbot, back at work after six months' recuperation, and beset by her own doubts and demons. And by an English girl who disappeared in Estonia six years ago, who seems to hold the secret at the heart of this case . . .

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'Peter Robinson has for too long, and unfairly, been in the shadow of Ian Rankin; perhaps PIECE OF MY HEART, the latest in the Chief Inspector Banks series, will give him the status he deserves, near, perhaps even at the top of, the British crime writers' league' (Marcel Berlins, The Times)

'Brilliant! . . . Gut-wrenching plotting, alongside heart-wrenching portraits of the characters who populate his world, not to mention the top-notch police procedure.' (Jeffery Deaver)

Classic Robinson: a labyrinthine plot merged with deft characterisation (Observer)

Robinson also has a way of undercutting the genre's familiarity. With a deceptively unspectacular language, he sets about the process of unsettling the reader (Independent)

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