McCoy, Ken - 'Tripper'
Private detective Sam Carew, ex-policeman and part owner of a building firm is given an interesting assignment in sunny Barbados. This seems a more interesting location than his home in wet West Yorkshire! His case successfully completed Sam is asked to investigate the death of a man who jumped from a building, by the man's brother, who believes he would not have committed suicide.
Sam's investigations take him into the brutal northern underworld and put both his and his partner Sally's lives in danger.
Ken McCoy is a Yorkshireman and obviously knows the county well. This is the third "Mad Carew" novel and is a well crafted, tense thriller. The action is fast paced, very violent but relieved by doses of good humour.
I enjoyed the book very much and it keeps your interest. Running alongside the investigation are details commencing in 1967 when a young brother and sister, abandoned by their mother, are taken into care and the tragic events that form their lives. These events have a bearing on the present day investigation.
Geoff Jones, England