Watching the Dark

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (12.92 hours)
Product Number: Z100038300
Released: Jan 08, 2013
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ISBN: #9780062239655
Narrator/s: Simon Prebble
Publisher: HarperAudio
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One of the premier masters of modern British crime, New York Times bestselling author Peter Robinson brings back Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks and his colleague DI Annie Cabbot in a complex case involving corruption, a dead cop, and a missing girl Watching the Dark A decorated detective inspector is murdered on the tranquil grounds of the St. Peters Police Treatment Centre, shot through the heart with a crossbow arrow, and compromising photographs are discovered in his room. Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks is well aware that he must handle the highly sensitive-and dangerously explosive-investigation with the utmost discretion. Because the case may involve police corruption, an officer from Professional Standards, Inspector Joanna Passero, has arrived to work with Banks and his team. Though he tries to keep an open mind and offer his full cooperation, the dedicated Banks and his practical investigative style clash with Passeros cool demeanor and by-the- book professionalism. All too soon, the seasoned detective finds himself under uncomfortable scrutiny, his methods second-guessed. As Banks digs deeper into the life and career of the victim, a decorated cop and recent widower named Bill Quinn, he comes to believe that Quinns murder may be linked to an unsolved missing persons case. Six years earlier, a pretty nineteen-year-old English girl named Rachel Hewitt made national headlines when she disappeared without a trace in Tallinn, Estonia. Convinced that finding the truth about Rachel will lead to Quinns killer, Banks follows a twisting trail of clues that lead from England to the dark, cobbled alleys of Tallinns Old Town. But the closer he seems to solving the complicated cold case, the more it becomes clear that someone doesnt want the past stirred up. While Banks prowls the streets of Tallinn, DI Annie Cabbot, recovered from her near-fatal shooting and back at the station in Eastvale, is investigating a migrant labor scam involving corrupt bureaucrats and a loan shark who feeds on the poor. As evidence in each investigation mounts, Banks realizes the two are linked-and that solving them may put even more lives, including his own, in jeopardy.

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Author(s): Peter Robinson
Series: Inspector Banks Series No: 20
Original Publish Date: Jan 08, 2013

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Author(s): Peter Robinson
Narrator(s): Simon Prebble
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Product Number DA0062
Released: Jan 11, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470339562
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Author(s): Peter Robinson
Narrator(s): Simon Prebble
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Product Number Z06202
Released: Jan 08, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470339579
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Author(s): Peter Robinson
Narrator(s): Simon Prebble
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Product Number MP0727
Released: Jan 16, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470343170
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Author(s): Peter Robinson
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Released: Mar 21, 2014
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Publisher: William Morrow
ISBN: #9780062235879

Professional reviews

"Robinson's detective novel set in the UK and Estonia. The story follows the investigation of the murder of a fellow police officer, which looks to be related to an unsolved disappearance several years earlier. Simon Prebble's narration provides excellent character portrayals that add depth to the story. While some of the high drama common to the genre is absent and there are often long descriptive passages, which in less masterful hands could slow down the audio performance, Prebble never fails to keep the flow of the story moving. Eventually all the loose ends come together to shed light upon both crimes. K.J.P. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"

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