Dead If You Don't
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A parent's worst nightmare is Grace's deadliest case . . .
Roy Grace, creation of the CWA Diamond Dagger award winning author Peter James, faces his most complex case yet in Dead If You Don't.
Kipp Brown, successful businessman and compulsive gambler, is having the worst run of luck of his life. He’s beginning to lose big style. However, taking his teenage son, Mungo, to their club’s big Saturday afternoon football match should have given him a welcome respite, if only for a few hours. But it’s at the stadium where his nightmare begins.
Within minutes of arriving at the game, Kipp bumps into a client. He takes his eye of Mungo for a few moments, and in that time, the boy is gone. Then he gets the terrifying message that someone has his child, and to get him back alive, Kipp will have to pay.
Defying instruction not to contact the police, Kipp reluctantly does just that, and Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is brought into investigate. At first it seems a straightforward case of kidnap. But rapidly Grace finds himself entering a dark, criminal underbelly of the city, where the rules are different and nothing is what it seems . . .
From Publishers Weekly
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Dead if you don’t
Possibly one of the worst Roy Grace books I have read to date. A plot buried more deeply than any of James’ victims. Ruined by over police procedural inanity. So many characters named, most of little of no significance..... this should have read DEAD AND BURIED. Sadly very disappointed . Possibly the last I will buy, unless Mr James loses his obsession with police procedural and gets back to good old fashioned sleuthing. Not an arresting read at all.
Fantastic read not as good as the others in the story but still highly recommended.