Like clockwork, prolific crime master Peter James returns with another fine-tuned thriller packed with all the elements on any detective fiction checklist: pacy action, intricate plot twists and wincingly gruesome detail. But there’s nothing by-the-numbers about DSI Roy Grace’s seventh major investigation, a breathless tale of murder, money, and a Mafia revenge plot that scrutinises Brighton’s seedy underbelly with a swagger that would have made Graham Greene proud.
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