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Firewatching

  • Russ Thomas
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  • ISBN-10: 1432880861
  • ISBN-13: 9781432880866
  • Shipping Weight: 1.45 lbs ( .66 kgs)
  • 538 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released October 2020

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Overview

A Detective Sergeant Adam Tyler Novel

When financier Gerald Cartwright disappeared from his home six years ago, it was assumed he’d gone on the run from his creditors. But then a skeleton is found bricked up in the cellar of Cartwright’s burned-out mansion, and it becomes clear Gerald never left alive. As the sole representative of South Yorkshire’s Cold Case Review Unit, Detective Sergeant Adam Tyler knows this is the case that might finally kick start his floundering career. Luckily, he already has a suspect. Unluckily, that suspect is Cartwright’s son, the man Tyler slept with the night before. And his investigation will come up against close-lipped townsfolk and an escalating series of conflagrations.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

“[An] excellent debut . . . This stunning police procedural marks Thomas as an author to watch.”

— Publishers Weekly (starred)

“The richness of Tyler’s character and the vividness of his negotiation of his own sexuality and the casual bigotry in his community are effective. The subsidiary characters are lively and believable, the arsons are particularly well described . . . This is a rewarding entertainment. A good detective in an incendiary procedural.”

— Kirkus Reviews

“[A] gritty first novel . . . Tyler and Rabbani make an intriguing team, and Thomas shows a flair for vivid imagery in this twisty, very dark procedural.”

— Booklist

“Tortured characters and the story’s fires ignite a dramatic, riveting debut about fathers, sons, and secrets. Readers who appreciate Ann Cleeves’s intricately plotted stories with complicated protagonists will welcome another British series into that fold.”

— Library Journal