After thirty years of service, former Chief Constable Bob Skinner faces the possible end of his police career, at its pinnacle.
A quiet trip to Catalunya to contemplate his future soon takes on a different flavour when Skinner is approached by an old friend, media owner Xavier Aislado, with an unusual request. One of his business's brightest talents, Hector Sureda Roca, has vanished without a trace. Now it's up to Skinner to track him down.
But as he conducts his search it soon becomes clear that another manhunt is also in progress, and that he himself is the target.
While his daughter Alex fights that battle on the home front, his search for Sureda takes one sinister turn after another, until he is faced with the toughest question of all. Is natural justice sometimes the only answer?
Well here we are at book 25. I can’t believe how many books are in this series. A series I stumbled on by accident. I bought book 3 in a charity shop, then when I got home discovered it was part of a series, and ended up buying books 1 and 2, so I could read them in order. I loved the books, and every other one that has followed since. Some more than others.
With this one, I don’t believe it would matter if you had not read any of the previous books, as there is enough background information available throughout the story.
But if you are anything like me, you would want to read them from the beginning to have a better understanding of everything that goes on.
This is one of those series having read it over many years, that one day I would love to get the whole collection again, and start reading them again.
Bob Skinner, I just love Big Bob and everything about him. He’s a difficult character at times. There are many sides to Bob, but the wrong side is not where you want to be.
I love how we are still following a lot of the same character from older books, and seeing how they have got on in life. Its a bit like a reunion when you haven’t read one his books for a while and then come back to them, you slowly start to remember who was who, and what they did, with whom and when.
I liked how this story also focused on Bob’s Eldest daughter Alexis. And think it could be that maybe future books will feature her more than her father.
Which ever way Quintin goes with his writing, Bob, Alexis.. I will certainly be reading it.
I’m not going to go on about the story, I think the synopsis gives more than enough of what is going on. And I really don’t want to spoil a brilliant read for anyone.
Cant wait for the next one.
I received a review copy of this book for an honest opinion