by Tim Ellis
I have just re read this after starting the series a while back, then forgetting where I was up to, i decided to start off here again. It all come back to me, and I enjoyed it just as much this time as I did the first time.
I really do like Parish and Richards, I love the banter between them, I think they make a great Duo.
Looking forward now to reading the rest of the series.
I have enjoyed all the books I have read by Tim Ellis, I love his style of writing and how he can add humour into what could be a very grim subject.
I also like Stick and Xena, and think Tim has covered Xena's illness fantastically , having suffered with Endometriosis myself, I think Tim did an amazing job, describing it and its affect it can have on people. I can only guess with his knowledge he has first hand experience of someone close suffering with it, if not then his research was spot on.
Parish & Richards must find a serial killer who is carving broken hearts on women. Stick & Xena are given the case of a severed hand, which was found by a bag lady in a waste bin outside the local fish & chip shop, but Xena has her own problems. Jerry Kowalski gets involved with a woman who thinks someone is trying to kill her, so she asks for Cookie's help, but the trouble with Cookie is that she doesn't know when to stop. Oscar Gamboa, a lieutenant in the Colombian Los Cambios drug cartel, has been tasked by drug lord Esteben Garcia to get his money back, and kill whoever has it. Oscar decides to take Rosibel Cabelleros with him against her will. Parish & Richards finally get the chance to visit the Excess Bagage depot in Wembley and find out what is in the briefcase.