One murder… One suspect… One victim… Yet two identical bodies have been found…
For DI Declan Walsh, life is finally returning to normal. Finding a home at DCI Alexander Monroe’s Last Chance Saloon Crime Unit, Declan and his team; DS Anjli Kapoor, DC Billy Fitzwarren, Doctor Rosanna Marcos and her assistant DC Joanne Davey are still recovering from the fallout connected to their most recent case, while Declan is cleaning out his late father’s home in order to move in.
But when Declan’s old mentor, now terminally ill with cancer confesses to a gruesome murder, on the condition that Declan himself takes on the case, Declan and his colleagues find themselves in a race against time to find the real killer before a violent gang war breaks out over it; for Angela Martin, the 17 year old victim was the girlfriend of Moses Delcourt, heir to a crime empire and main rival of Macca Byrne, the teenage drug lord of Birmingham.
But another witness appears, claiming that he knows where Angela’s body is buried; in the process revealing another body in Birmingham, identical in every way – including DNA, tattoos and long repaired skiing injuries.
Now, with both North London and South Birmingham becoming battlegrounds and with vendettas reaching boiling point, Declan Walsh must delve back into the world of Johnny and Jackie Lucas, the East End ‘Twins’ as he tries to discover how one victim can have two identical bodies.
And at the same time, he has to deal with a deadly secret involving his late father’s murder, an ex-girlfriend with a very personal request and his daughter’s first date…
The second book in a new series of procedural crime thrillers featuring DI Walsh and the team of the Last Chance Saloon, Murder Of Angels is perfect for fans of J.D Kirk, L.J Ross, Ian Rankin, Damian Boyd, Alex Smith and Ann Cleeves, among others.