By Peter Robinson
Via Canada's most popular, bestselling crime fiction author, the twenty-first booklet within the much-loved Inspector Banks sequence, now a tv sequence on PBS, for readers of Ian Rankin and Michael Connelly.
A disgraced collage lecturer is located murdered with £5,000 in his pocket on a disused railway line close to his domestic. on account that being disregarded from his task for sexual misconduct 4 years formerly, he has been residing a poverty-stricken and hermit-like lifestyles during this remoted spot. there are lots of suspects, in most cases on the university the place he used to educate, yet Banks, a lot to the chagrin of Detective leader Superintendent Gervaise, quickly turns into fixated on girl Veronica Chalmers, who appears to be like to have hyperlinks with the sufferer going again to the early '70s on the collage of Essex, then a hotbed of political activism. while Banks suspects that girl Chalmers isn't really telling him the complete fact and pushes his inquiries a section too a long way, he's caused the carpet and warned to put off. He needs to proceed to behavior his research surreptitiously, lower than the radar, with assistance from new DC Geraldine Masterson, whereas DI Annie Cabbot and DS Winsome Jackman proceed to rattle skeletons at Eastvale collage. whilst the breakthroughs come, they don't seem to be those that Banks and his crew anticipated, and every thing turns in a unique path, and strikes into greater gear.
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