Sword of Damocles

Sword of Damocles

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Some secrets never die.When the remains of a woman are found in a burnt-out car, CSI Eddie Collins teams up with his enemy, DI Benson, to untangle the knot of lies behind this apparent suicide.As a CSI in the Major Crime Unit, Eddie is forced to lead a disintegrating team that he can't control or tolerate, as they go up against a killer who will do anything to protect his past, and profit from it.Solving the problem is difficult enough, but proving it is deadly.If you like fast-paced crime thrillers with a forensic slant, a 'killer' twist, and characters that reach out of the book and grab you by the throat, you'll love Andrew Barrett's Eddie Collins series.To experience Eddie's struggle to uncover a long-dead secret buy Sword of Damocles today.Praise for Stealing Elgar TOP 500 REVIEWER - As always, Mr Barrett spins a great yarn A fantastically plotted tale of secrets and lies played out through snappy writing by well-defined characters. Definitely another winner! I was totally overcome by the revelations in the letter in the final chapter and it moved me to tears - not something I can recall ever happening to me with a book before. Easily compares with Jeffery Deaver, Lee Child, James Patterson, Patricia Cornwell. Excellent, exciting, witty, dark. Another gem with a gripping storyline and surprises popping up with Eddie's work methods and exceptionally brave storyline. VINE VOICE - I was sorry to finish it and can't wait for the next offering from this author...highly recommended. I won't spoil anything but I have to admit to my mouth hanging open on the last page! Eddie, the main character comes out with some wonderful comments. I find that if a book is good, I get way too involved and feel that I am living the story which is what happened with -Sword Of Damocles-. This could easily be the basis for a successful television series. This is my favourite in the series so far with just the right mix of suspense, humour and bittersweet moments. One of the things I like about this writer is that the ending never lets down the rest of the story which can happen quite a lot. What a superb read. Completely unexpected twist at the end. Kept me up into the early hours reading since I couldn't put it down! The Author does a fabulous descriptive job setting scenes up and you almost feel as if you're in the thick of it. Eddie Collins was very amusing, had me laughing a lot with his comments and I liked him from the start. This is a must read book and you are certainly in for a treat. The ending - WOW. It moved at a cracking pace and kept me guessing until the end. It was very well written and I loved the banter and humour from the main characters. It's a little different from the usual police procedure books as its focused around the CSI perspective which was really interesting.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 386 pages
  • 127 x 203.2 x 22.1mm | 498.95g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large Print
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514776693
  • 9781514776698

About Andrew Barrett

I write crime thrillers, and have done since 1996, about the same time I became a CSI here in Yorkshire. All of my books are set in or around our biggest city of Leeds. Sometimes I go wandering into the countryside and drag its beauty screaming into the pages of one of my books where it collides with the ugliness of death. I don't write formulaic crime fiction; each one is hand-crafted and home-grown to give you a unique flavour of what CSIs encounter in real life. Every book is rich with forensic insight but that insight never drowns the story; it's there to enhance your enjoyment only. My thrillers live inside the police domain; they have detectives and uniformed officers, but they predominantly feature CSIs (or SOCOs as we used to be known). Come and live with them as they go about their sometimes unenviable tasks, and listen to the language they speak, see the things they see, and experience the emotions they feel. So pull on your nitrile gloves and your face mask, get comfy, and read on. Find out more about me at www.andrew-barrett.co.uk where you can sign up for my newsletter and get free books.show more

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