White RiotBook - 2009
When the savagely beaten body of a Muslim student is discovered in a rundown area of Newcastle, blame falls on the far right National Unity Party--but for once they appear to be innocent. In fact, with elections looming, they are poised to make significant gains. Not the best time for Trevor Whitman, ex-70s radical, to return to his native northeast. Haunted by his violent past, he's receiving death threats over the murder of a policeman years ago.Joe Donovan, the hero of Martyn Waites' acclaimed trilogy of thrillers, is called in to investigate. After the death of a supposed suicide bomber, the investigation takes a more dangerous turn as Donovan and his team find themselves the targets of a ruthless killer unlike any they have faced before. A killer who will do anything to ensure an explosive thirty-year-old secret remains buried. Anything--even orchestrating a brutal race war that will tear the city apart, with Donovan caught in the middle.
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books : Distributed by W.W. Norton & Company, 2009
Edition: 1st Pegasus Books cloth ed
Characteristics: 452 p. ; 22 cm