London Calling

London Calling

Book - 2011
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In the middle of a General Election, someone is targeting former members of hte ultra-exclusive Merrion Club, youthful hedonists addicted to excess transformed into pillars of the political establishment. Next in the killer's sights is charismatic, ruthless Edgar Carlton, the man poised to be the next Prime Minister. But, with power almost in his grasp, Edgar will not stand idly by while his birthright is threatened. When Inspector John Carlyle finds a body in a luxury London hotel room he begins a journey thorugh the murky world of the British ruling classes which leads all the way to the top. Operating in a world where right and wrong don't exist and the pursuit of power is everything, Carlyle has to find the killer before Carlton's people take the matter into their own hands.
Publisher: New York : Soho Constable, 2011
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9781569479902
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY CRAIG
Characteristics: 312 p. ; 23 cm


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Mar 11, 2012

This is an engrossing read full of characters from all walks of life. It introduces us to a police inspector who is decent, world weary & tired of trying to do his job properly while dealing with the political agendas of his superiors. Not an original concept but Carlyle is an appealing character. Through flashbacks, we learn how he got to where he is & his history with the people who populate his life. A 20 year old suicide is tied to present day murders & the class system in Britain is very much in evidence as he tries to solve the case & get to the people responsible. A good, solid read & hopefully, the start of a series.

Mar 10, 2012

A deeply cynical book by a journalist who knows how it all works in the UK and everywhere else. Taken from the front pages of the tabloids with a few too many cliches but overall an entertaining read.

mikeyppl Nov 09, 2011

This is one terrific book. I hope that the author has plans for a sequel.


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