Language: English . Brand New Book. When Prison Officer Sean Coughlin is found brutally murdered, D.I. Joe Faraday is called in to drive the investigation and he begins to build a disturbing picture of the dead man s life. But as the inquiry progresses, Faraday becomes aware that the trail goes back to the Falklands War. Nineteen lives were lost to enemy action, a tragedy which may - two decades later - mask another murder. N° de réf. du libraire
Freshly promoted to the elite Major Crimes Team, DI Joe Faraday is thrown into the deep end with the investigation into the murder of prison officer Paul Coughlin. Was the violent Coughlin killed by a recently released con he brutalised in prison? Or is his death a legacy of a wider, more savage violence from twenty years before?
Coughlin was an ex-petty officer in the Royal Navy. Not much liked, he served on HMS Accolade, a Type 21 frigate sunk during the Falklands war with the loss of 19 men.
If Faraday is to solve the murder, he must first penetrate the wall of silence thrown up by the Navy. But as he digs deeper, he uncovers a disturbing connection to a crime that has waited twenty years to be avenged...
Critique: Graham Hurley's Deadlightstretches the stock assumptions of the police procedural--he is good on the ways in which the preconceptions of the investigating officers can hopelessly contaminate their judgement and the way crucial pieces of evidence can entirely turn a case on its head.
Someone kicked and battered ex-navy prison officer Coughlin until he choked to death on his own vomit--he was not a likable man and part of the trouble for the investigative team is that there are almost too many leads. As prison officer, Coughlin made it his business to mock and humiliate anyone who claimed to be innocent, for example, several of the investigators believe they need look no further than his principal victim. Coughlin adopted a brutally aggressive persona in Internet chat rooms and was hated by his shipmates for being a bully and a rapist--yet there were people who loved him in spite of his awfulness.
This is an intelligent thriller because it remembers that no-one is all of a simple piece--most of the police in Hurley's cast, even his viewpoint figure Faraday, are only marginally less flawed than the villains. --Roz Kaveney
Titre : Deadlight (Mixed media product)
Éditeur : ISIS Publishing
Date d'édition : 2014
Reliure : Mixed media product
Etat du livre : New
Edition : Unabridged.
Description du livre ISIS Audio Books, Oxford, UK, 2003. Complete and Unabridged. Very clean case. 10 audio cassette tapes and cases in very clean conditon. Running time approximately 12 hours and 55 minutes. UNABRIDGED. N° de réf. du libraire 042960
Description du livre Isis Audio Books. État : New. Brand New! Ships next business day!. N° de réf. du libraire OFH-2990000493729
Description du livre Isis, 2004. Audio Cassette. État : Brand New. unabridged edition. 9.74x6.18x2.26 inches. In Stock. N° de réf. du libraire 0753118939