Nancy Schiefer
November 22 2009
Peter James has created a memorable detective in his best-selling series featuring British detective Roy Grace. Recently promoted to Det. Supt., Grace is currently working in Brighton with his girlfriend, Cleo, and finally accepting that his wife Sandy, who disappeared nine years earlier, is probably dead. His newest case, however, has him stumped. The body of a teenage boy has been found trapped in a dredger off the coast of Sussex, missing its vital organs. In the meantime, the mother of a desperately ill 15-year old, Caitlin, is trying to get her daughter a liver transplant, but the shortage of donors and Britain’s clogged health service is making that impossible. As Grace’s lines of enquiry start to intersect with the mother’s search to save her daughter’s life, the story becomes a dramatic tale of the black market organ transplant racket. (Pan Macmillan)