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Unforgiving, Nick Oldham

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Unforgiving
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Unforgiving
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Nick Oldham
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eng
Summary
On the verge of retirement, Henry Christie is loath to leave any unsolved cases to his successor, particularly ones in which he has a personal stake. But when a cop and a suspected murderer are killed in separate but related incidents, Henry's professional judgement is called into question, and it looks as though he will have no choice but to leave the force under a cloud. But he's determined to keep searching for a killer and when the daughter of the new village bobby is abducted, Henry uncovers terrible secrets: secrets that will bring him face to face with a dangerous predator - and the very real possibility that he will become the next victim
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  • It’s time for veteran cop Henry Christie to retire, marry his longtime love, and settle down to run a country pub. But policing is in Henry’s blood, and before he hangs up his uniform for good, there are a few cases he’s determined to solve. The most distressing is the disappearance of a young constable, who responded to a disturbance at a pub and hasn’t been seen since. Then there’s the vicious gang of thieves, who seem to be setting up for one last job, but this time Henry is determined to nab them all. When one of the gang is murdered and a cop is shot during an attempted robbery, Henry must impose his own brand of brutal justice before even thinking of retiring. Violent, nail-biting, and graphic, this one’s not for the timid, but for those who like suspenseful cop thrillers with plenty of blood, this one won’t disappoint. Add this to the short list of venerated coppers’ swan-song novels, including those of Ian Rankin and John Harvey, but remember: retiring cops never really stay retired, even after they’ve collected their gold watches. -- Melton, Emily (Reviewed 09-01-2015) (Booklist, vol 112, number 1, p50)
  • Oldham’s well-plotted 23rd novel featuring Lancashire Det. Chief Supt. Henry Christie (after Edge ) finds him longing for retirement so he can marry his fiancée, Alison Marsh, and settle into married life and running Alison’s pub. Meanwhile, the disappearance of Laura Marshall, a special constable, while on a routine call three months earlier haunts him, and it will continue to haunt him if he doesn’t make an arrest. In addition, Christie and his team are on the brink of bringing in Fraser Worthington, a major player in the gun trade (among other criminal enterprises), if they can only catch up with him. A parallel story line involving Police Constable Jake Niven’s infidelity at first seems like filler, until it dovetails into the larger story in the second half. Though slightly marred by a few gratuitous sex scenes, this fast-paced crime tale and its dogged, world-weary protagonist will certainly have fans of gritty police procedurals on the edge of their seats. (Nov.) --Staff (Reviewed September 28, 2015) (Publishers Weekly, vol 262, issue 39, p)
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10452305
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VHEI
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1956-
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Oldham, Nick
Index
no index present
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fiction
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True
Series statement
A Henry Christie thriller
Series volume
0023
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  • Police
  • Kidnapping
  • Murder
  • Murder
  • Christie, Henry (Fictitious character)
  • Police
  • Blackpool (England)
  • England
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adult
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a Henry Christie thriller
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Unforgiving, Nick Oldham
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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000055404246
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First world edition.
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9780727885319
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(hardback)
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)907182250
Label
Unforgiving, Nick Oldham
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000055404246
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First world edition.
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9780727885319
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)907182250

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