Cops and Other Robbers

I. K. Watson

Very strong and gripping hard-boiled police procedural crime novel in the Lynda la Plante vein about the hunt for a paedophile and killer of young girls whose victims are seen getting into a car driven by a policeman.

No one knows the real reason why Rick Cole has to leave Scotland Yard, but there are rumours of a corruption investigation. DC Hazel McLintock doesn’t like him – at least not to begin with, then it’s a different story. But his cracking of the notorious paedophile case of the Ice Cream Man made him something of a hero. So why has he landed up at Sheerham nick?

Now Sheerham’s got its own paedophile on the loose. He’s killed once and then he kidnaps DS Baxter’s daughter. All anyone knows is that she was seen getting into a car driven by a policeman. Shifting between the police investigation and the underground of the villains, Cops And Other Robbers also features drug dealers, prostitutes, underage runaways, down and outs, spaced out surfers, Guardian readers, necrophiliacs and cops and other robbers.

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