Cut To Black (Paperback)Graham Hurley (author)
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A massive undercover operation turns personal for DI Faraday when his son is involved.
Portsmouth's major drug dealer's time is up. For years Bazza Mackenzie has made millions selling cocaine and heroin into the streets of Portsmouth. He's laundered the money and on the surface at least is one of Hampshire's great and the good.
The police have had enough and a year long undercover operation is set up to trap Mackenzie. But when one of the investigation's leading lights is run over and put in hospital Joe Faraday is drafted in to wrap things up.
It should be a dream job but Joe fears someone will move in to fill the vacuum when Bazza is gone. Bazza seems to be one step ahead of the investigation at every turn in any case. And then Faraday's son J-J is arrested. He faces a manslaughter charge for supplying drugs to an addict who has subsequently overdosed...
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 338 g
Dimensions: 166 x 201 x 33 mm
"Readers who haven't already found the brilliant Joe Faraday series of novels by Graham Hurley should pick up the latest superb episode--Cut to Black. Hurley is one of the best of the new crop of realistic cop-shop writers . . . He's a very different kind of writer to Ian Rankin but he's every bit as good." "--Toronto Globe and Mail"
"Readers who haven t already found the brilliant Joe Faraday series of novels by Graham Hurley should pick up the latest superb episodeCut to Black. Hurley is one of the best of the new crop of realistic cop-shop writers . . .He s a very different kind of writer to Ian Rankin but he s every bit as good." "Toronto Globe and Mail""
An ambitious police procedural epic... A splendid achievement--GUARDIAN
Uncompromisingly realistic and often depressing in its view of the battle against crime, this series grows in stature with each book--SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
This is how a crime novel should be written, and it pushes Hurley right to the forefront of British crime writers, which is where he richly deserves to be--INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
This is a bravura piece of downbeat crime writing; Hurley just seems to get better and better with each Faraday book--CRIME TIME
Hurley is one of my favourite Brit crime writers of the last few years, and long may he continue to chronicle Portsmouth's seedier side--INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
An exceptional crime novel with an intelligently constructed plot, meticulous attention to the detail of police operations and an array of colourful and lifelike characters--ENIGMA
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