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Necessary End: An Inspector Banks Novel Paperback – 20 August 2019
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- Publisher : William Morrow & Company; Reissue edition (20 August 2019)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 416 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0062416618
- ISBN-13 : 978-0062416612
- Dimensions : 13.49 x 2.39 x 20.32 cm
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"An exceptional series."--Washington Post
A peaceful demonstration in the town of Eastvale ends with fifty arrests--and the brutal stabbing death of a young constable. But Chief Inspector Alan Banks fears there is worse violence to come. For CID Superintendent Richard Burgess has arrived from London to take charge of the investigation, fueled by professional outrage and volatile, long-simmering hatreds.
Crossing Burgess could cost the Chief Inspector his career. But the killing of a flawed Eastvale policeman is not the only murder that needs to be solved here. And if Banks doesn't unmask the true assassin, his superior's misguided obsession might well result in further bloodshed.
A masterful novel of suspense, A Necessary End demonstrates how our weaknesses can lead to deadly consequences.
"A rich, multi-layered book, elegantly written and carefully plotted."--Virginian Pilot and Ledger-Star
"Watch out for those twists--they'll get you every time."--Ian Rankin
About the Author
One of the world's most popular and acclaimed writers, Peter Robinson is the best-selling, award-winning author of the DCI Banks series; he has also written two short-story collections and three stand-alone novels, which combined have sold more than ten million copies around the world. Among his many honors and prizes are the Edgar Award, the CWA (UK) Dagger in the Library Award, and the Swedish Crime Writers' Academy Martin Beck Award.
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As with the previous two I have read, it is impossible to predict the conclusion. An added bonus is the beautifully descriptive narrative that carries us through the towns and cities of northern England.
Top reviews from other countries
The bullish detective from the met, Burgess, is told to lead the investigation into the death of a police officer. The implications are political?
Banks engages with Burgess over many pub lunches in an effort to solve the crime. Banks has doubts over Burgess' s conduct as his superior officer. Banks feelings for another woman are also of concern. However, Banks persistent efforts finally come up with the truth. A few red herrings throughout make for enjoyable reading.
I like that Banks visits Halifax during the course of the investigation but it's when his superior busts goes round hitting random people he just doesn't like the look of.
As you read, you learn a lot about Banks as a person, his views, attitudes and politics. He is surrounded by characters with varying flaws and abilities, all of whom he reflects upon throughout.
In ‘A Necessary End’ you get a real feel for the times in which the story is set, which almost makes it an historical thriller, although it was almost contemporary when it was written.
There are many twists and turns before Banks finally solves the killing of a brutal police officer at an anti-nuclear protest rally. An interesting read. It kept my attention to the end.