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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,608 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Robinson Narrator: Simon Prebbl Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Inspector Banks Mysteries Release Date:
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Acclaimed internationally bestselling author Peter Robinson delivers a fast-paced, nail-biting thriller in which Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks must face his most challenging and personal case yet

A distraught woman arrives at the Eastvale police station desperate to speak to Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks. But since Banks is away on holiday, his partner, Annie Cabbot, steps in. The woman tells Annie that she's found a loaded gun hidden in the bedroom of her daughter, Erin—a punishable offense under English law. When an armed response team breaks into the house to retrieve the weapon, the seemingly straightforward procedure quickly spirals out of control.

But trouble is only beginning for Annie, the Eastvale force, and Banks, and this time, the fallout may finally do the iconoclastic inspector in. For it turns out that Erin's best friend and roommate is none other than Tracy Banks, the DCI's daughter, who was last seen racing off to warn the owner of the gun, a very bad boy indeed.

Thrust into a complicated and dangerous case intertwining the personal and the professional as never before, Annie and Banks—a bit of a bad boy himself—must risk everything to outsmart a smooth and devious psychopath. Both Annie and Banks understand that it's not just his career hanging in the balance, it's also his daughter's life.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Robinson once again achieves the high bar he’s set in all his previous Inspector Banks books: gut-wrenching plotting alongside heart-wrenching portraits of the characters who populate his world, not to mention the top-notch police procedure. This one will stay with you for a long time.” 

    Jeffery Deaver, New York Times bestselling author of Roadside Crosses 

  • “A murderous psychopath presents Alan Banks with the most intensely personal challenge of the maverick detective’s storied career. Superbly cinematic from the beginning to the explosive finale, this would be a thrilling movie.”  

    Joseph Wambaugh, New York Times bestselling author of Hollywood Moon  

  • “Robinson deftly integrates Banks’ personal life with an acute look at British attitudes about police, guns, and violence in this strong entry in a superb series.” 

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “A top-notch thriller that further advances Banks’ development as one of the most intriguing characters in detective fictionWith emotional literacy and inexorable momentum that builds tension to the breaking point, Robinson reaffirms his place in the top cadre of police-procedural writers.”  

    Richmond Times-Dispatch

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mark Clough | 2/12/2014

    " Some good baddies in this outing for DCI Alan Banks who is most noticeable by his absence in the early part of the book. In the meantime his trusty sidekick DI Annie Cabbott is working hard to deal with Eastvale's criminals. Needless to say Banks returns not exactly to save the day but certainly to help sort things out. I've read quite a lot of Peter Robinson's DCI Banks books and I think they are getting better and better which is not always the case with such long-running strands. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sandra Eggers | 1/31/2014

    " I've only read a few of Peter Robinson's previous books in this series so I was looking forward to this new one. Now that I finished, I am glad I read it but had my doubts about finishing until I got halfway through. I didn't much like characters that the main action centered around in the beginning. Everyone whined and was totally self-absorbed. And you knew it was going to end badly.[return][return]The second half of the book with more of Annie Cabot and Alan Banks was much better and kept me going, so I guess it was worth it in the long run, but I'm not sure I will continue with the next book in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nanci | 1/20/2014

    " Bad Boy, the latest in the Inspector Banks series, was a bit of a letdown, but this series is overall very enjoyable and I highly recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mary Byrne | 1/16/2014

    " An enjoyable read, good change up from what I have been reading. I liked it. "

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