Language: English . Brand New. Emma Maloney s dad has gone missing. Detective Inspector Joe Faraday thinks he may have been murdered. But these days a hunch is not enough in Portsmouth. Faraday s squad of detectives are battling with an ever-growing caseload in a city torn by violence, poverty, drug-dealing and petty crime. Budgets are tight, manpower stretched to the limit. Who can spare the time and resources for an investigation unsupported by hard evidence? TURNSTONE explores the public and private worlds of Joe Faraday at a time when both are in crisis. Finding Stuart Maloney, dead or alive, develops into a battle not simply for justice but for sanity. With an intimate knowledge of one of Britain s most turbulent cities, Graham Hurley has written a mystery that asks some fundamental questions about the society we ve made for ourselves. N° de réf. du libraire
Portsmouth is a city on the ropes. Parts of the city are as deprived as anywhere in the UK; it has the highest repossession rate in the country; only East London packs in its people more densely. As the city haemorrhages jobs the crime rate is soaring; it has the highest volume of cases going through the Crown Courts of anywhere in England. It is a city of contrasts: People in the bottom 5% of earners live alongside those in the top 5%; HMS Victory rests in the docks, the Royal Navy is pulling out. It is a poor, dirty city but a spirited one. And it is home for DI Joe Faraday.
Joe Faraday is 42. Six foot tall, loose-limbed and with a slow smile, Faraday has made it in the CID through extraordinary diligence, an unswerving commitment to principle and an uncanny knack for gauging character. Slow to make friends, a widower, dedicated to bringing up his profoundly deaf son, Faraday pushes himself hard and expects the same from his colleagues. Stories abound in the Portsmouth North Division of the quiet DI¿s sudden, volcanic outbursts of fury directed at inferiors and superiors alike who haven¿t matched his own exacting standards. An enigma to those he works with, Faraday¿s refuge from the desperate business of policing his hometown is his passion for the natural world and the birdlife that teems on the beaches and estuaries of the South coast.
And now the sinking of one of the yachts in the Fastnet race is beginning to look like the perfect cover for a murder that cuts to the core of Portsmouth¿s money set. But only Joe Faraday believes it happened.
Portsmouth is a city on the ropes, a poor, dirty but spirited city, with a soaring crime rate. And it is home for DI Joe Faraday.
Now Emma Maloney's dad has gone missing. Faraday thinks he may have been murdered. But these days, a hunch is not enough. Faraday's squad of detectives are battling with an ever-growing caseload of a city torn by violence, poverty, drug-dealing and petty crime. Who can spare the time and resources for an investigation unsupported by hard evidence?
Joe Faraday is struggling with his own demons, and finding Stuart Maloney, dead or alive, develops into a battle not simply for justice, but for sanity.
Titre : Turnstone
Éditeur : ISIS Publishing
Date d'édition : 2002
Reliure : CD-Audio
Etat du livre : New
Edition : Unabridged.
Description du livre Isis, 2002. Audio CD. État : Brand New. unabridged edition. 7.80x7.02x2.03 inches. In Stock. N° de réf. du libraire 0753114917