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Sphere, 5th April 2012.ISBN:
Sunday 4.00 a.m. and a gun shot sounds in the silent streets of Bath. Foot patrolman PC
Harry Tasker is dead.A call to the
police brings Inspector Ken Lockton - young and new to be the Senior Officer on
a crime of this magnitude, but Lockton is eager to prove himself. He does all
the right things, seals the crime scene, stop points on all escapes routes, he then
intelligently works out from where the sniper must have fired.Keen to make an early arrest he sends his
sergeant away. Later, Lockton is found unconscious and near death.
The third killing of a
police officer in Somerset
in a matter of weeks.Someone is picking
off policemen indiscriminately.
investigate CID Chief Peter Diamond sets out to find the killer.But investigations stall, as Diamond cannot
find any connection between the three dead policemen.With no correlation between the three
killings, Diamond asks himself is there a connection? Or, is there more than
one killer? Or, is it someone who just wants to kill policemen?The lines of enquiry he pursues are as
fascinating as the mystery itself.
An intriguing entry in
this excellent series.
------ Reviewer: Lizzie Hayes
born at home, in a suburban semi in Whitton, Middlesex, in 1936. After Hampton Grammar School,
Peter went to Reading
University to study Fine
Art and soon switched to English. National Service followed — teaching RAF boy
entrants earned him enough to get married and qualified him to teach in FE,
first at Thurrock Technical College,
then Hammersmith College. The last of the Cribb books,
won the 1978 Silver Dagger and in 1987 The False Inspector Drew won the
Gold Dagger.The Summons (1995) and
The Bloodhounds (1996) each won a Silver Dagger. In 2000, Peter was awarded the
Cartier Diamond Dagger for his career in crime writing.