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Watching the Dark: DCI Banks 20 Kindle Edition
|Length: 417 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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A decorated policeman is murdered on the tranquil grounds of the St. Peter's Police Treatment Center, 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. And as he digs deeper, he discovers that the murder may be linked to an unsolved missing persons case from six years earlier--and the current crime may involve crooked cops.
A pulsating, electrifying novel of suspense, Watching the Dark is one of Peter Robinson's finest novels.--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B008258I4A
- Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton (16 August 2012)
- Language : English
- File size : 996 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 417 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 96,055 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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He has been referred to in previous books as promoted from DS with Annie Cabbott mentioning his higher rank. Now called DS Nowak again!! Bad enough in lesser authors but I expect better of Robinson. And as Banks ponders in the final lines the story ends with the instruction
COPY THE TWO LINES OF HTML BELOW, INCLUDING the nbsp line TO ADD TO THE END OF A CHAPTER.
OK, nit picking. Maybe.
When you have a good story and enjoy the prose/text in which it is written these are irritations that the reader might expect to be resolved. The first by Robinson remembering what he has previously written and the end piece by editorial staff reading the request and........ whatever.
Great story. In this instance he has used a format seen in PLAYING WITH FIRE with a single investigation spawning a second course of action. Annie solves the original while Banks has a foreign jaunt intended as part of the original but resolving his obsession when sidetracked by an old case of the first victim.
This is an interesting story featuring several strands including a missing young woman from six years ago, illegal migrant labour and another murder. In fact there are almost too many strands to the story so to me it came over as a little fragmented and I did lose track of the plot part way through and had to go back and refresh my memory. To a certain extent it is redeemed by the ending which I thought was satisfying.
Inevitably in any long running series you get some books which aren't as good as others. Overall though this series is of excellent quality with believable and interesting characters, an authentic background and well constructed plots.
DCI Banks is investigating the death of a colleague, DI Bill Quinn. He was killed on the grounds of a rehab for professional policemen. DS Annie Cabbott happens to be at the same rehab recovering from a work related injury. She has recovered enough to return to work, and she is the most trustworthy of Banks colleagues. While investigation continues, compromising photographs are found with Quinn and a young woman. That and other clues suggest police corruption,and a young very attractive Inspector Joanna Passero from Professional Standards is assigned to work with Banks. She goes with him to Estonia to follow up leads. All of this seems quite out of hand to me, and suggests a romance and a method to introduce a new character. All of this leads to a missing teenager, migrant labor issues, people trafficking and the afore mentioned police corruption.
This is a very fast paced novel. The 20th novel involving DCI Banks, and I have read them all. Moving the crime enviornment to Estonia is a fascinating asset to this novel. The description and culture of Estonia has given me a different and new perspective of that part of the world. The crime involving greed and corruption is a new avenue for DCI Banks, and a most welcome one. Well done, Peter Robinson.
Recommended. prisrob 04-16-13