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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (717 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Robinson Narrator: James Langton Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Inspector Banks Mysteries Release Date:
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When the brutally beaten body of a young man is found in an alley, Eastvale’s detective chief inspector Alan Banks and his colleague, detective constable Susan Gay, have no choice but to lock up the three Pakistani youths who seemingly started it all after an argument in a pub. But they’re out in no time, and Banks is in big trouble with the chief for risking a racial incident with the arrest. Ordered to run the investigation from his desk and leave the legwork to others, Banks’ hands are tied and his temper is flaring.

When disturbing facts start emerging about the victim, Banks can’t simply sit at his desk—and he soon alienates himself from both the investigation and his own department. While his twenty-year marriage crumbles around him, he tries to make sense of a gray world grown ever more black and sinister, as he follows a treacherous trail of hate, greed, and twisted philosophy that leads to the darkest pits of a man’s inhumanity to man.

Brilliant and exasperating by turns, detective chief inspector Alan Banks inhabits a Yorkshire landscape colored in shades of gray where good and evil seldom conform to their comfortingly ordinary colors of black and white.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Sociologically acute.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Chilling and candid.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “An outstanding read.”

    Booklist

  • “Abrim with racial tension, patient detective work, and the hero’s appealing decency.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lisa | 2/16/2014

    " Interesting grappling with a really difficult topic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Eva | 1/17/2014

    " Having read this book I have read all Bank's books by Robinson. although it deals with drugs and racism (topics I don't like very much in mysteries) it was as good as all other Robinson's books. So I'm looking forward to the next novel he'll publish. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Elise | 11/24/2013

    " Love anything with inspector banks. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Shaun | 11/14/2013

    " The best I've read so far from Peter Robinson. A tale of racism and right wing pressure groups. Well worth a read "

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