Inspector Banks #20
On Sale: January 8, 2013
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Mystery Police Procedural | Mystery
One of the premier masters of modern British crime,
York Times bestselling author Peter Robinson brings
back Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks and his
DI Annie Cabbot in a complex case involving corruption, a
dead cop, and a missing girl
Watching the Dark
A decorated detective inspector is murdered
the tranquil grounds of the St. Peter's Police Treatment
Centre, shot through the heart with a crossbow arrow, and
compromising photographs are discovered in his room.
Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks is well aware that
must handle the highly sensitiveâ€”and dangerously
explosiveâ€”investigation with the utmost
Because the case may involve police
corruption, an officer from Professional Standards,
Inspector Joanna Passero, has arrived to work with Banks
his team. Though he tries to keep an open mind and offer
full cooperation, the dedicated Banks and his practical
investigative style clash with Passero's cool demeanor
by-the- book professionalism. All too soon, the seasoned
detective finds himself under uncomfortable scrutiny, his
As Banks digs deeper into
life and career of the victim, a decorated cop and recent
widower named Bill Quinn, he comes to believe that
murder may be linked to an unsolved missing persons case.
Six years earlier, a pretty nineteen-year-old English
named Rachel Hewitt made national headlines when she
disappeared without a trace in Tallinn, Estonia.
that finding the truth about Rachel will lead to Quinn's
killer, Banks follows a twisting trail of clues that lead
from England to the dark, cobbled alleys of Tallinn's Old
Town. But the closer he seems to solving the complicated
cold case, the more it becomes clear that someone doesn't
want the past stirred up.
While Banks prowls the
streets of Tallinn, DI Annie Cabbot, recovered from her
near-fatal shooting and back at the station in Eastvale,
investigating a migrant labor scam involving corrupt
bureaucrats and a loan shark who feeds on the poor. As
evidence in each investigation mounts, Banks realizes the
two are linkedâ€”and that solving them may put even more
lives, including his own, in jeopardy.
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