The Crime Trade: A Novel by Simon Kernick

By Simon Kernick

Whilst Operation Surgical Strike, a police sting designed to trap Colombian drug traffickers within the act of promoting a wide consignment of cocaine to undercover cops, is going horribly incorrect, suspicion fast falls on one of many cops concerned: "Stegs" Jenner. Stegs is not any traditional cop. whatever of a maverick, he has long ago performed the function of a felony a little too good. Now suspended from accountability, and together with his shut pal killed within the shoot-out, he determines to head at it by myself.

DI John Gallan and his associate Tina Boyd are a part of the following research that may take them to the center of 1 of London's so much infamous legal gangs. What they can not be aware of is that they've additionally launched into a trip that may lead one among them instantly into the rifle points of interest of the enemy.

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The brunette slunk backward until she was flush against the counsel table. ” “This is your lucky day. Thanks to Ms. ” Suzannah shook her head frantically. “I never consented to that. My custody? I don’t even know what that means. I mean, I know what it means generally, but in this context—” “It means you’re vouching for him,” the judge explained. “And I don’t need your consent. This is still my courtroom, is it not? Which means I’m in charge. And from now on you’re going to listen, not talk, while I walk you through this, step by baby step.

Right. ” She winced when he said, “’Bye” and hung up without giving her a chance to say anything further. She was actually tempted to call him back and make him promise to contact her at least daily. Then a video popped up on her monitor, distracting her completely. It was a recent film of Suzannah Ryder handling—or rather, attempting to politely terminate—a news conference on her recent appellate court success. Even with the graininess of the footage, the attorney’s smile was amazing, just as Justin had described—confident yet vulnerable.

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