PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A REVISED EDITION OF A BOOK FIRST PUBLISHED AS “MINDS THAT HATE”
Gary Vickers killed his lover's daughter. There was overwhelming evidence of his guilt. He is now due for release from prison.
Against all advice, he insists on returning to Helmsdale, where Detective Mike Nash must protect him.
But Nash has other, more pressing worries . . . With extremist politicians fanning racial hatred and provoking attacks on migrant workers, Nash has to prevent an explosive situation from boiling over into civil unrest.
SHOULD YOU PROTECT SOMEONE CONVICTED OF AN UNSPEAKABLE CRIME?
Nash's small team of detectives has little time to spare for convicted murderer Vickers.
But as Nash becomes acquainted with the facts, doubts start to grow about Vickers' conviction.
Proving him innocent will be difficult enough . . . but keeping him alive until they find the truth may well be impossible.
A BREATH-TAKING CRIME THRILLER PERFECT FOR FANS OF IAN RANKIN, JD KIRK, DS BUTLER or PETER ROBINSON.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT “PLAYING WITH FIRE”
“This must be Bill's best book to date!” G. Lee
“The story is pacy and exciting” PA
“I downloaded this book today and have read it in one sitting!” Elaine
A highly talented detective, he was a rising star in the Metropolitan Police. Following a particularly gruesome case involving a sadistic serial killer, Nash turns down the chance of promotion and heads back to his native county of Yorkshire. He hopes that returning to his roots will bring peace of mind. However, although the pace of life seems gentler, the crimes prove no less horrific. His skills are tested to the limit by a series of violent crimes that threaten to ruin his plans for a more relaxed lifestyle. Nor is his secret ambition to settle down made any easier by his one weakness, a seemingly unquenchable thirst for female company. That is, until . . .?
The books are set in a fictional rural North Yorkshire with a scattering of market towns, many small villages and countryside that changes from high moorland with dramatic crags, mountain tarns and sparse vegetation, to the gentler, lush agricultural land lower down the valley that is bisected by the river Helm. The town of Helmsdale is where Mike Nash and his team are based, in a sub-division of their headquarters in the larger town of Netherdale. Further to the west is Bishopton, also part of the hub our detectives cover.
DI MIKE NASH SERIES
Book 1: WHAT LIES BENEATH
Book 2: VANISH WITHOUT TRACE
Book 3: PLAYING WITH FIRE
Book 4: KILLING CHRISTMAS
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