The new DCI Banks from Number One bestselling author Peter Robinson.
Banks isn't back, and that's the problem.
If DCI Alan Banks had been in his office when his old neighbour came calling, perhaps it would have turned out differently.
Perhaps an innocent man would still be alive.
And perhaps Banks's daughter wouldn't be on the run with a wanted man.
But Banks is on holiday, blissfully unaware of the terrible chain of events set in motion by the discovery of a loaded gun in a young woman's bedroom, and his daughter's involvement with the ultimate bad boy . . .
'Readers who have followed him through various family crises and professional ups and downs won't be disappointed; newcomers won't find it difficult to become similarly engrossed. - The Sun Herald on Bad Boy
The plotting is as tight as an intricate jigsaw where each piece fits exactly. One for fans and new readers alike. - Notebook
Robinson writes world class detective stories. The cases are always thrilling and intriguing, the plots deliciously multi-layered like an interesting dessert and both baddies and goodies are flawed and believable...deeply engrossing read. - Australian Woman's Weekly on Friend of the Devil
A Chief Inspector Banks mystery is always worth reading and this one is no exception. - Herald Sun on Friend of the Devil
The writing and the characterisations are intelligent and clear and Robinson is good at using small details to create a sense of place...a good police novel. - The Canberra Times on Piece of My Heart
The narrative is very hard to put down... intelligent, carefully crafted genre crime. - The Sunday Age on Friend of the Devil
Peter Robinson is a prolific author of police procedurals that have proved engaging and enduringly popular...churning out crime fiction as solid and unshowy as it is well constructed. - The Age on All the Colours of Darkness
'Brilliant! . . . Gut-wrenching plotting, alongside heart-wrenching
'Brilliant! . . . Gut-wrenching plotting, alongside heart-wrenching portraits of the characters who populate his world, not to mention the top-notch police procedure.' - Jeffery Deaver