Bad Boy: An Inspector Banks Novel by Peter Robinson

By Peter Robinson

Acclaimed across the world bestselling writer Peter Robinson grants a fast moving, nail-biting mystery within which Detective leader Inspector Alan Banks needs to face his so much not easy and private case but A distraught girl arrives on the Eastvale police station wanting to communicate to Detective leader Inspector Alan Banks. yet considering the fact that Banks is away on vacation, his companion, Annie Cabbot, steps in. the lady tells Annie that she's came across a loaded gun hidden within the bed room of her daughter, Erin—a punishable offense lower than English legislation. while an armed reaction crew breaks into the home to retrieve the weapon, the probably undemanding method quick spirals uncontrolled. yet difficulty is just starting for Annie, the Eastvale strength, and Banks, and this time, the fallout may well ultimately do the iconoclastic inspector in. For it seems that Erin's ally and roommate is none except Tracy Banks, the DCI's daughter, who was once final visible racing off to warn the landlord of the gun, a truly undesirable boy certainly. Thrust right into a advanced and unsafe case intertwining the non-public and the pro as by no means sooner than, Annie and Banks—a little bit of a nasty boy himself—must probability every thing to outsmart a soft and devious psychopath. either Annie and Banks take into account that it isn't simply his profession putting within the stability, it is also his daughter's lifestyles.

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Just as we entered the hall, by the bottom of the stairs, a door at the far end opened, to the right. I knew from my briefing that this was the door to the kitchen, and the kitchen was where the…. where Mr. Doyle and his daughter were said to be waiting. And the loaded firearm. I heard a creaking noise. Then there was a figure in the corridor, just a silhouette, really, and I could swear he was waving a sword or some such weapon at me, about to rush us. Like I said, it was still dark in there.

I thought I heard voices at one point, sir. ” “Impossible to say, sir. ” “I suppose they could. ” “Very well. ” “When it seemed apparent that no one was going to answer the door, we thought it necessary to force entry. That is, WPC Powell and I did. Anything could have happened since the first reports. The girl could have been holding her father at gunpoint. ” “Nobody’s arguing with your judgment, son,” said Chambers. ” “I feel that I acted in accordance with the law, sir, and with my training.

No, if truth be told, more than just a little, but a lot dissatisfied. It wasn’t supposed to be like this at all, whatever this was. And her name wasn’t Tracy anymore; most people called her Francesca now. Despite their differences, the three of them had fun, and somehow it worked, though Tracy found it was always she who ended up cleaning and tidying the mess simply because it got her down, not because tidiness was necessarily in her nature. They had talked about it more than once, and the others had promised to do better, but it remained a problem.

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