Which is worse: A psychopathic killer or murderous corruption?
The second book in the series opens with the chilling discovery of a body abandoned in a warehouse by the Thames. It’s obviously the work of a contract killer, but why would a professional leave the body for discovery?
With his usual mix of cunning and nerve, the unnamed detective from the Unexplained Deaths Department stands up to both mobsters and his superiors to get to the truth. With no help from his fellow officers, he soon finds himself engaged in a harrowing cat-and-mouse with a psychopathic murderer who seems to have ties to the highest levels of the British government.
About The Author:Derek Raymond was the pseudonym of British writer Robert Cook, who was born in London in 1931. The son of a textile magnate, he dropped out of Eton and rejected a life of privilege for a life of adventure. He traveled the world, living in Paris at the Beat Hotel and on New York’s seedy Lower East Side, smuggled artworks into Amsterdam, and spent time in a Spanish prison for publicly making fun of Franco. Finally, he landed back in London, working in the lower echelons of the Kray Brothers’ crime syndicate laundering money, organizing illegal gambling, and setting up insurance scams. He eventually took to writing—first as a pornographer, but then as an increasingly serious novelist, writing about the desperate characters and experiences he’d known in London’s underground. His work culminated in the Factory novels, landmarks that have led many to consider him the founding father of British noir. He died in London in 1993.
|Book:||The Devil's Home On Leave (Melville International Crime)|
|Number of Pages:||224|
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