The Demands (Hardcover)
|Author: Mark Billingham|
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|The customers in a London convenience store are taken captive. Among them is young mother who is a detective. She is told her life depends on the co-operation of one of her colleagues.|
From the Publisher:
The Crime Distraught over the death of his son, Javed Akhtar takes the customers in his convenience store hostage. Among them is Detective Helen Weeks. He tells her he will let her go, but only if she brings him Detective Tom Thorne.
The Demand Akhtar is desperate to know what really happened to his beloved son, who died a year before in prison. He is convinced the death was not an accident and forces the one man who knows more about the case than any other, Thorne, to re-investigate.
The Twist What Thorne discovers will upend everything he thought he knew about the fate of those he's put away...but will it be enough to fulfill the wishes of a grieving and potentially violent father?
"This great novel should put Billingham in the same league as Ian Rankin, Peter Robinson, John Harvey and Denise Mina." (starred review) 06/01/2012 "Billingham skillfully sculpts a complex plot that explores guilt, cultural differences, and injustice." - Oline Cogdill Summer 2012