London Calling

London Calling

eBook - 2011
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Can you win an election and cover up murder at the same time?

When Inspector John Carlyle finds a body in a luxury London hotel room he begins a journey through the murky world of the British ruling classes which leads all the way to the top.

In the middle of a General Election, a murderer is stalking the man poised to be the next Prime Minister. With power almost in his grasp, Edgar Carlton will not stand idly by while his birthright is threatened.

Operating in a world where right and wrong don't exist and the pursuit of power is everything, Carlyle has to find the killer before Carlton takes the law into his own hands.

Publisher: New York : Soho Constable, 2011
ISBN: 9781849017817
Branch Call Number: Online eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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emerge
Mar 11, 2012

This is an engrossing read full of characters from all walks of life. It introduces us to a police inspector who is decent, world weary & tired of trying to do his job properly while dealing with the political agendas of his superiors. Not an original concept but Carlyle is an appealing character. Through flashbacks, we learn how he got to where he is & his history with the people who populate his life. A 20 year old suicide is tied to present day murders & the class system in Britain is very much in evidence as he tries to solve the case & get to the people responsible. A good, solid read & hopefully, the start of a series.

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pitkerro
Mar 10, 2012

A deeply cynical book by a journalist who knows how it all works in the UK and everywhere else. Taken from the front pages of the tabloids with a few too many cliches but overall an entertaining read.

mikeyppl Nov 09, 2011

This is one terrific book. I hope that the author has plans for a sequel.

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