‘Well-researched. Intriguing plot. Good pace. Excellent characterisation and wry humour make this a very enjoyable read. Highly recommended.’ MYSTERY PEOPLE.
When Chandra Bansi and her baby, Leela, burned to death, DCI ‘Will’ Casey and his less than politically correct sergeant, Thomas Catt, rapidly come under pressure from their superintendent to put a couple of skinhead thugs behind bars for arson.
But the investigation quickly unearths other suspects unlikely to endear him either to his superiors or the Asian community. Casey must use the utmost sensitivity in his handling of the case if he is not to cause unrest in the Asian community.
And, at the heart of the case, is Chandra Bansi, a modern young woman, caught between two cultures. It’s hard to say which is the more dangerous.
‘Culture, language, pacing, all brilliant and enticing. I was with the writer till the last possible second. A must read.’
‘Killer book, lots of activity and rich language. It put you in the scene as a bystander. I love the crossover cultural in this book.’
Enjoying a week’s well-earned break, Detective Chief Inspector ‘Will’ Casey receives a frantic call from his mother, Moon Casey, which shatters his peace. There are two dead bodies in the grounds of the Fenland commune where she and his father, Star, live.
Moon, Star, and the rest of the commune members seem to expect Casey to sweep these inconvenient bodies under some kind of magic carpet rather than call in the local constabulary. And although he is a loving son, for a senior police officer, this really is an expectation too far.
Back on duty, Casey has to solve a very unpleasant murder on his own patch of King’s Langley: this time of a John Doe found dead in a dark alley.
With his streetwise sergeant, Thomas Catt, Casey must try to get to grips with both official and unofficial cases. Because if the media gets a sniff of his connection to the Fenland murders, his career could blow up in his face.