THE GRIPPING FIRST DCI BILLY McCARTNEY THRILLER
DCI Billy McCartney discovers the body of a key informant near Liverpool Docks – a killer setback as he closes the net on a major drug smuggling scheme.
McCartney’s investigation into the murder peels back layer after layer of a decades-long dynasty of heroin trafficking – but Billy has a secret, and each revelation takes him back to an unsolved crime that he cannot leave behind.
If he is to catch the men responsible and end a lifetime’s torment, he must act fast…
Praise for the DCI Billy McCartney series:
‘Pace and tension in spades…’
‘Violent and earthy, reflecting its inner-city locale. And did I mention the killer ending? Marvellous’
Raven Crime Reads
‘A punched-in-the-solar-plexus feeling occurs as this novel’s final, gobsmacking twist is revealed. Without a doubt my crime novel of the year’
‘The final few paragraphs are as magnificent as they are unexpected. You will put this book down with a sense of dizzy wonder’
"Kevin Sampson’s astringent novels takes us to mean streets of Liverpool; his language has all the demented idiosyncrasy of Elmore Leonard, with the interlacing of cut-throat humour barely undercutting the omnipresent menace. Things have changed since Raymond Chandler's day -- now British crime writers are quite as tough as the Yanks."