1st June 2021.
Gold is at the heart of this entertaining and enjoyable thriller. As the bodies start to pile up, the story twists and turns to keep you guessing until the exciting finale.
While Palmer and Gheeta Singh of the Serial Murder Squad try to keep up with the killings in this fast moving story, they uncover a trail of deceit, treachery and greed that takes them across country and back again.
I’ve enjoyed all the books in the series, but this is one of the best. It isn’t simply the fast, furious pace, but the feeling that the killer is always one step ahead of Palmer, which is unusual. This adds to the tension and surprise element as the story hurtles to its conclusion.
This is a hugely entertaining story with an imaginative and expertly crafted plot, engaging characters and just the right amount of humour to deliver on every level.
Palmer and his Serial Murder Squad encounter an old adversary from the Brinks-Mat heist when bodies turn up in similar plastic sacks and the trail leads to WW2 looted German gold in the hands of a prominent Member of Parliament and some pretty nasty criminals. The gold is moving fast between the various underworld characters and the body count is mounting as Palmer follows it from London to Gloucester and Brighton and gets kidnapped along the way. Can DS Gheeta Singh keep up and pull the team together for the explosive finale at Brighton Marina.