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A MISSING BOY Teenager Luke Mullen was last seen getting into a car with an older woman. No one can understand why he has disappeared. His father - a former police officer - knows all too well that the longer he is missing, the more likely he is to turn up dead. A TERRIFYING VIDEO Then Luke's parents receive an anonymous video. It shows their son, eyes wide with terror, as a man advances towards him holding a syringe. A RACE AGAINST TIME DI Tom Thorne recognises a psychopath when he sees one. And the scene on the tape chills him to the bone - he knows that a child's life hangs in the balance, and that every minute counts...
Publisher: London : 2012. Sphere,
2006. ,
ISBN: 9780751548563
Branch Call Number: AF BILL


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rb3221 Oct 27, 2016

A good plot with some interesting twists, a few deaths, a racial crime and even the beginning of a romance for Thorne.
As usual Thorne is the disgruntled cop, unpredictable, not always liked with his dry sarcastic humour. As he digs further in the case of the kidnapped Luke, all is not as it seems with secrets long held by Luke's parents, the father being an ex DCI.
It is suspenseful right to the end but this British crime novel does not have a lot of character development. But I did enjoy it and will be continuing with the Thorne saga.

bartbilbo Apr 16, 2014

Really enjoying the Thorne series by Billingham. He's as good as Kellerman and Sandford.

Jan 27, 2014

another great read, the story is believable, the characters so real especially Thorne. I couldn't put it down....I highly recommend

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