Blood at the Root by Peter Robinson audiobook

Blood at the Root: A Novel of Suspense

By Peter Robinson
Read by James Langton

Tantor Audio 9780380794768

The Inspector Banks Mysteries: Book 9

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200119899

  • ISBN: 9798200119882

  • ISBN: 9798200119905

Runtime: 9.65 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

When the brutally beaten body of a young man is found in an alley, Eastvale's Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks and his colleague, Detective Constable Susan Gay, have no choice but to lock up the three Pakistani youths who seemingly started it all after an argument in a pub. But they're out in no time, and Banks is in big trouble with the chief for risking a racial incident with the arrest. Ordered to run the investigation from his desk and leave the legwork to others, Banks's hands are tied and his temper is flaring. When disturbing facts start emerging about the victim, Banks can't simply sit at his desk—and he soon alienates himself from both the investigation and his own department. While his twenty-year marriage crumbles around him, he tries to make sense of a gray world grown ever more black and sinister, as he follows a treacherous trail of hate, greed, and twisted philosophy that leads to the darkest pits of a man's inhumanity to man. Brilliant and exasperating by turns, Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks inhabits a Yorkshire landscape colored in shades of gray where good and evil seldom conform to their comfortingly ordinary colors of black and white.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Sociologically acute.” New York Times Book Review
Sociologically acute. The New York Times Book Review
“Chilling and candid.” San Francisco Chronicle
“An outstanding read.” Booklist
“Abrim with racial tension, patient detective work, and the hero’s appealing decency.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Peter Robinson

Author Bio: Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson, author of the award-winning Inspector Banks novels, has won the Anthony, Barry, Macavity, Martin Beck, and Arthur Ellis awards, among others. The Inspector Banks novels have been named a Publishers’s Weekly Best Book of the Year, a New York Times Notable Book, and a People magazine Page Turner of the Week. His novels have reached #1 on the London Sunday Times bestsellers list and hit the New York Times expanded list of bestsellers.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 9.65
Audience: Adult
Language: English