DI Gus McGuire and his team navigate a complex web of intrigue, espionage and murder. In Bradford, Manchester and on Saddleworth Moor, Gus will be pushed to his physical and psychological limits.
First a train between Manchester and Bradford is deliberately derailed by a vehicle carrying drugs, then a woman’s tortured body is discovered in Keighley.
But when Gus’ brother-in-law goes missing, the investigation becomes personal.
As he battles against the storms of the Beast from the East, Gus must uncover the links between the crimes. as well as the reason behind the disappearance of his brother in law. With the body count increasing, Gus sets his team loose on the
Dark Web but how will Gus react when he discovers that things are not as they seem?
Meanwhile, DS Alice Cooper faces extreme danger in prison and, as the evidence mounts against her, Gus and his team’s loyalties are pushed to the limit.
Can Gus stop the blueprint for a deadly bio weapon from falling into the wrong hands? Can he solve a series of murders and track down a psychotic killer?
Never before has Gus faced a test as demanding as this….
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
DI Gus McGuire seems really out on his own in a lot of this story. He has lost faith in his friends, the system and himself. I don’t blame him either as there is one word that describes what every rotten sod has done to him. He has been betrayed every which way he turns, from friends to colleagues to family. He could have a pity party but there is no-one left to turn up to that. To top it all the horrendous weather is not just the icing on the cake but on everything else including every form of transport too. The Beast of the East has arrived and has no intension of moving on. The only safe place is in doors, unless that is prison.
DS Alice Cooper had been set up and locked up but that wasn’t good enough for someone on the outside. Just because she couldn’t get out didn’t mean that someone else couldn’t get at her. Whoa, I still tingle at the thought of it. There is such a feel of pure isolation and abandonment, yes she has friends on the outside but even the best of them have doubts about her. With bent screws and everyone wanting a piece of the copper, any copper, it leaves her with very few options.
This is a truly awesome series that is hard-hitting with its down to the bare knuckle realities that hold no punches, to the banter that makes me chuckle. This is a huge spiders web of many stories which involve corruption, espionage and the dark web with Gus sat at the centre not knowing what to tackle first. This will test him personally more than anything that has happened before and with so many shocks, it will leave him and the team different people when it all ends.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
As well as writing crime fiction, Liz is co-founder of and main contributor to The Crime Warp blog, which reviews all areas of crime fiction, interviews crime authors and participates in blog tours. She is the main publicist for the blog, using social media to promote their presence.
Liz is an ex teacher who has taught in inner city Bradford schools for over twenty years. Her husband of nearly 30 years is Indian and they have three children. They live in inner city Bradford and Liz likes to use the rich tapestry of her life in Bradford, combined with her Scottish heritage, in her writing.
In Sept 2017 she is starting a PHD In Creative Writing, researching crime fiction and social media.
Liz also teaches creative writing, specifically within the crime fiction genre.
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