A fire rages through a sleepy West London square, engulfing a small convent hidden away among the residential houses. When DI Jack Carrigan and DS Geneva Miller arrive at the scene they discover eleven bodies, yet there were only supposed to be ten nuns in residence. It's eleven days before Christmas, and despite their superiors wanting the case solved before the holidays, Carrigan and Miller start to suspect that the nuns were not who they were made out to be. Why did they make no move to escape the fire? Who is the eleventh victim, whose body was found separate to the others? And where is the convent's priest, the one man who can answer their questions? Fighting both internal politics and the church hierarchy, Carrigan and Miller unravel the threads of a case which reaches back to the early 1970s, and the upsurge of radical Liberation Theology in South America - with echoes of the Shining Path, and contemporary battles over oil, land and welfare. Meanwhile, closer to home, there's a new threat in the air, one the police are entirely unprepared for...Spanning four decades and two continents, "Eleven Days" finds Carrigan and Miller up against time as they face a new kind of criminal future.
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Stav Sherez is the author of two previous novels. The Devil's Playground (2004), his debut, was described by James Sallis as 'altogether extraordinary, it introduces a major new talent', and was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasy Dagger Award. His second novel The Black Monastery (2009) was described as 'dynamite fiction' in the Independent and 'spectacular' by Laura Wilson in the Guardian. You can find him on twitter @stavsherez.Review:
Sherez's novels are strikingly modern and infused with a passionate belief in justice. -- Joan Smith Sunday Times I'll admit to having high expectations after reading A Dark Redemption and Eleven Days has only cemented my opinion that Stav Sherez belongs in the top league of British crime writers. This is a clever, compelling book, dark without being gratuitous and Sherez's evocative portrayal of London is second to none. -- Eva Dolan http://loiteringwithintent.wordpress.com/ Brimming with suspense this thriller will keep you up reading into the early hours. -- Hannah Britt Daily Express Addictive. He invests the proceedings with a fast paced readability. -- Christopher Fowler Financial Times
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Descrizione libro Faber and Faber, London, 2013. Soft cover. Condizione libro: New. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First edition first printing of the second novel in the Carrigan and Miller series. In fine unread condition. Codice libro della libreria 18851