The Graft

The Graft

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Looking back, Nick Leary couldn't say exactly what kept him awake that night. It might've been the oppressive heat, or the distant rumble of thunder. He'd had a lot on his mind; perhaps he'd been thinking about the 'respectable' Essex business that he ran, or about his two young sons sleeping in the room next door. Or was it simply the sound of his beautiful wife's steady breathing beside him...Whatever it was, he was awake when he heard someone's footsteps downstairs, and Nick's instinct was to fight. It had always been that way, to protect the things he treasured most: his family, his privacy, his reputation. He'd grafted for these things all his life and no one was going to jeopardise them now. Unless, of course, Nick's instinct is wrong, and what happens this time is the start of something even he cannot stop...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 688 pages
  • 116 x 176 x 50mm | 381.02g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • None
  • 0747267669
  • 9780747267669
  • 305,298

Review quote

'There's some fascinating vernacular. The author is taking the reader into Irvine Welsh territory and beyond' Daily Telegraph, 4/12/04 -- Daily Telegraph 20041204 'A touch of the Tony Martins as Cole thrashes out the repercussions with very little guile but all the usual gumption' Mirror, 15/10/04 -- Mirror 20041015 'Her gripping plots pack a mean emotional punch, and this latest is no exception' Mail on Sunday, 17/10/04 -- Mail on Sunday 20041017 'Martina Cole deals with a gritty contemporary subject in an intelligent and compassionte way that's bound to make you think' Daily Express, 16/7/05 -- Daily Express 20050716show more

About Martina Cole

Martina Cole was born and brought up in Essex. She is the bestselling author of ten novels set in London's gangland, and, as well as her latest hardback, her most recent two paperbacks have gone straight to No. 1 in the Sunday Times on first publication.show more

Review Text

'There's some fascinating vernacular. The author is taking the reader into Irvine Welsh territory and beyond' Daily Telegraph , 4/12/04 Daily Telegraphshow more

Rating details

2,375 ratings
4.01 out of 5 stars
5 39% (931)
4 33% (772)
3 21% (501)
2 5% (124)
1 2% (47)
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