The latest in the DCI Craig Gillard series and another great read.
A series of events, including an attack on Gillard’s wife when she tries to intervene in a pick-pocket incident, starts to uncover rumours of a crime about to take place.
The consistencies in the rumours are only the date and the value of the gains £1.5 billion.
With not much else to go on several police forces become involved in the investigation into a crime that has not yet happened.
To say what that crime is would be a bit of a spoiler, as much of the first 3/4 of the book is taken up with the team identifying the players and what crime is about to be committed.
This is not a unique way of telling a story but it is less common these days and I found that I really enjoyed that aspect of the book.
Gillard and his colleagues build various hypotheses of what is about to happen, and each one of them is a possibility.
So if they know a crime is about to take place, and they have an idea of some of the people involved, what could go wrong.
Actually quite a bit. The problem is a minor crime, in comparison, is leading the team a bit of a dance.
This is a great story that I find it hard review without letting spoilers slip.
The basis of the story is great, the characters are brilliantly written, and the pace of it is perfect.
All in all, a really good read.
Publisher: Canelo Crime. Pages: 287. Publishing date: 19th January 2023