Death Surge - no. 10 in the DI Andy Horton series
A telephone call from a frantic Sergeant Cantelli to say that his nephew is missing cuts short DI Horton’s sailing trip to France
What began as the hunt for a missing man becomes the search for a ruthless killer...'A crisply written, cleverly plotted procedural with a nice twist.' Booklist USA
Set against the atmospheric backdrop of the sea in the Solent area of Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight on the South Coast of England. Pauline Rowson has been hailed as "redefining the genre of the police drama”. Her cops are tough yet fallible.
DI Andy Horton is a flawed and rugged cop. Living on board his small yacht in Southsea Marina since his estrangement from his wife following a gross misconduct charge, the sailing detective is a man rarely at peace, unless he is on the sea. When fighting crime he is prepared to take risks and is fearless in his search for justice. He's been raised in children's homes and foster homes after his mother abandoned him as a child. He has a desperate need to belong and yet is always on the outside. Being alone is his greatest fear, yet he is alone.
"A crisply written, cleverly plotted procedural with a nice twist, Rowson’s latest also continues the intriguing saga of Andy’s search for the mother who disappeared in mysterious circumstances when he was a child." Booklist.
"Rowson plunges readers into the midst of the series’ intricate backstory in her 10th Det. Insp. Andy Horton mystery (after 2013’s Undercurrent). Within three pages, a newcomer may feel as if he or she is already catching up. The fast-paced narrative with its multiple theories, will draw readers along.” Publishers Weekly
"A high quality puzzle… a devious plot. Death Surge is a taut and exciting investigation into a disappearance which turns into a murder hunt….all very enjoyable." David Marshall
'This excellent police procedural is the twelfth mystery by Pauline Rowson. This is a very gifted author and I have had the pleasure in reviewing two of her previous stories Blood on the Sand and Footsteps on the Shore and knew of the high standard of her work… the quality of her very descriptive writing is superb…. I was gripped until the last page of this very well structured and plotted story. Recommended.' Terry Halligan, Eurocrime
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