It's a double mystery: two young men have vanished, and the investigation leads to two troubling clues in two different locations: a scorched van and a peculiar bloodstain in an abandoned airport hangar. As Banks and his team scramble for answers, the inquiry takes an even darker turn when a truck careens off an icy road in a freak hailstorm. In the wreckage rescuers find the driver, who was killed on impact, as well as another body--a body that was dead well before the crash. Snow falls, the body count rises, and Banks, perceptive as ever, feels himself being drawn deeper into a web of crime, at its center something--or someone--dark and dangerous lying in wait.
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by Peter Robinson
"This dark police procedural is set against the backdrop of a bleak early spring in the north of England. The investigation of a theft takes a turn with the disappearance of two persons of interest. Simon Prebble narrates at a controlled pace, allowing the plot, with its often gruesome twists, to unfold naturally. Introducing listeners to a wide cast of characters, including male and female officers and various suspects and witnesses, Prebble employs gentle characterizations. At times, his approach may be a little too subtle to keep track of the many key players with ease. But, overall, his narration conjures the sense of urgency and desperation of the investigators and helps build suspense. K.J.P. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"
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