The Retribution (Tony Hill)
RRP $19.99 $7.55 Save $12.44 (62%)
Free shipping Australia wide
Ships from UK supplier
|Format:||Paperback, 512 pages|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 16 February 2012|
There is one serial killer who has shaped and defined police profiler Tony Hill's life. One serial killer whose evil surpasses all others. One serial killer who has the power to chill him to the bone: Jacko Vance. And now Jacko is back in Tony's life. Even more twisted and cunning than ever before, he is focused on wreaking revenge on Tony - and DCI Carol Jordan - for the years he has spent in prison. Tony doesn't know when Jacko will strike, or where. All he knows is that Jacko will cause him to feel fear like he has never known before ? and devastate his life in ways he cannot imagine...
About the Author
Award-winning crime writer Val McDermid is a top 10 bestseller, translated into more than 30 languages, with over two million copies sold in the UK and over 10 million worldwide. She has written 24 bestselling novels. The Retribution, due to be published in September 2011, will be her 25th. In 2011, Val was the recipient of the Pioneer Award at the 23rd Annual Lambda Literary Awards. In 2010, she was awarded the prestigious CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger. This followed her induction into the Hall of Fame at the ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards in 2009, the same year in which she was elected to an Honorary Fellowship at St Hilda's College, Oxford. She has won many awards internationally, including the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel of the year and the LA Times Book of the Year Award. In 2007, she won The Stonewall Writer of the Year Award. The popular ITV series Wire in the Blood based on McDermid's books and starring Robson Green as Tony Hill ran for an impressive six series. A 3-part ITV drama of Val's A Place of Execution was broadcast in the autumn of 2007 to great critical acclaim and won the 2010 Edgar Award for Best Screenplay.
The return of serial killer Jacko Vance drives McDermid's superb seventh novel featuring Dr. Tony Hill and Det. Chief Insp. Carol Jordan of the Bradfield police (after 2010's Fever of the Bone). Vance, the charming TV talk show host responsible for murdering 17 teenage girls in 1997's The Wire in the Blood, manages to escape from prison just as Carol and her team are on the brink of disbanding at the behest of a new chief superintendent. Carol is also leading the murder investigation of several sex workers, each tattooed with the word mine, but it's the hunt for Jacko that consumes her and Tony, knowing that he'll likely direct his pentup anger at the people who helped put him away. Soon Carol's team is working both cases and both killers are upping the ante (and the body count). The emotional wedge that the sadistic Jacko is able to drive between Tony and Carol makes this one of McDermid's strongest efforts. 5-city author tour. Agent: Jane Gregory. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
It's perhaps fitting that for McDermid's 25th novel she's revisited her most thrillingly murderous creation, Jacko Vance Daily Mirror Val McDermid's 25th novel is stunningly good, but it comes with a health warning. It is truly disturbing The Times McDermid never pulls her punches in her graphic descriptions of the evils men (and women) inflict on each other...tension filled from start to finish Irish Independent Her writing is taut, her plotting pacy... McDermid is particularly good at analysing human damage and its effects Scotsman To write one brilliant book is hard. To write 25 is a miracle. That is what Val McDermid has achieved over the course of her career and it's why she is a much-loved legend in the literary world...the pace here is flawless and the various storylines are expertly interwoven...a superb crime novel Sunday Express Brilliant ... sensational ...unforgettable Guardian It's a tribute to McDermid's skill as a storyteller that she deliberately creates a trio of central characters who are essentially incapable of conventional empathy yet still manages to sustain reader sympathy right through to the coldly brutal finale Irish Times McDermid has pulled out all the stops, delivering a fast-moving tale Herald
Incarcerated serial killer Jacko Vance has been planning the perfect escape for 15 years. But his escape is only the beginning-Vance has plotted a violent trajectory of revenge against everyone he believes helped to convict and imprison him. DCI Carol Jordan and criminal profiler Tony Hill top his list, but can they stop him before it's too late for them and nearly everyone they know and love? Verdict McDermid's seventh series novel (after Fever of the Bone) raises the stakes by positioning her duo against both death and the demise of their personal and professional relationship. A gruesomely enjoyable yarn for McDermid fans and mystery thriller lovers. [Five-city tour; see Prepub Alert, 7/10/11.]-Jennifer Rogers, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community Coll. Lib., Richmond (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
|Dimensions: ||19.0 x 12.0 x 3.0 centimeters (0.35 kg)|