Banks is called to investigate his most grisly case yet in the twenty-second DCI Banks novel, by Number One bestselling author Peter Robinson.
Two missing boys.
A stolen bolt gun.
One fatal shot.
Three ingredients for murder.When DCI Banks and his team are called to investigate the theft of a tractor from a North Yorkshire village, they're far from enthusiastic about what seems to be a simple case of rural crime. Then a blood stain is found in an abandoned hangar, two main suspects vanish without a trace, and events take a darkly sinister turn.
As each lead does little to unravel the mystery, Banks feels like the case is coming to a dead end. Until a road accident reveals some alarming evidence, which throws the investigation to a frightening new level.
Someone is trying to cover their tracks - someone with very deadly intent . . .
It's neither the setting nor even the characters that makes Robinson's work so satisfying, but the plotting of Swiss-watch precision - Independent
Classic Robinson: labyrinthine plot merged with deft characterisation - Observer
Peter Robinson deserves a place near, perhaps even at the top of, the British crime writers' league - The Times
A real page-turner that confirms Robinson as a master of crime fiction - Bella Magazine
As always with the excellent DCI Alan Banks novels, you can expect the story to grip you from beginning to end - Choice