Cut to Black

Cut to Black

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Portsmouth's major drug dealer's time is up. For years Bazza McKenzie has made millions selling cocaine and heroin into the streets of Portsmouth. He's laundered the money and on the surface at least is one of Hampshire's great and the good. The police have had enough and a year long undercover campaign operation is set up to trap McKenzie. But when one of the investigation's leading lights is run over and put in hospital Joe Faraday is drafted in to wrap things up. It should be a dream job but Joe fears who will move in to fill the vacuum when Bazza is gone and Bazza seems to be one step ahead of the investigation at every turn in any case. And then Jo Junior is arrested - and faces a manslaughter charge for supplying drugs to an addict who has subsequently overdosed. CUT TO BLACK is a gripping thriller about the war against drugs, police corruption and personal moral compromise.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 156 x 232 x 42mm | 721.22g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752850989
  • 9780752850986

About Graham Hurley

Graham Hurley is an award-winning TV documentary maker who now writes full time. He has lived in Portsmouth for 20 years. He is married and has grown up children.
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'a first-rate police procedural... Hurley is now firmly at the top, with few rivals in this genre.' - Suzanna Yager SUNDAY TELEGRAPH 'Hurley is one of my favourite British crime writers of the last few years, and long may he continue to chronicle Portsmouth's seedier side.' - Mark Timlin INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY 'A crime writer to be reckoned with. CUT TO BLACK ... is a chilling foray into Portsmouth's seedy drug world.' WATERSTONES BOOKS QUARTERLY 'An in-depth analysis of police procedure... Hurley's growing fanbase will be well satisfied.' PETERBOROUGH EVENING TELEGRAPH 'This is one of the best 'police' novels I've read in a long time and confirms Graham Hurley as one of the leading writers in this type of crime fiction... The plot is beautifully constructed and the dialogue and writing are impeccable.' TANGLED WEB 'CUT TO BLACK... [the] latest in the increasingly admired Portsmouth police series... Another satisfying entry in a series which is currently vying for the top spot among British police procedurals.' - Mat Coward MORNING STAR 'a good book with believable characters' KEIGHLEY NEWS Sue's Top Ten 'With this book, Orion has another major crime novelist on its list... With the hardback priced at 9.99 it's the ideal time to promote this excellent author.' - Sue Baker PUBLISHING NEWS 'Hurley is one of my favourite British crime writers of the last few years.' - Mark Timlin INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
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