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Somerset’s bloody past meets a dangerous present in this thriller from the bestselling DI Nick Dixon crime series.

When a badly decomposed body is discovered during an archaeological dig on the Sedgemoor battlefield, Avon and Somerset police are notified immediately. The remains are recent, and Detective Chief Inspector Peter Lewis knows exactly who they have found.

A single stab wound from a curved blade implicates convicted serial killer Daniel Parker, who Lewis arrested fifteen years ago.

With Parker’s appeal hearing imminent, Lewis comes under intense pressure to pin this new murder on him quickly and quietly. It’s an open and shut case - and Lewis should know - so why then does he insist on assigning it to DI Nick Dixon?

As Dixon starts to re-examine the original investigation, shocking revelations come in from the forensics team. And just as Dixon’s worst fears begin to surface, another body is found…

©2020 by Damien Boyd. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Trish R.
  • 2020-05-23

It's just not the same..

I read the first 8 books in the DI Nick Dixon series and loved every book. Then I read book 9 and my feelings for the series started going downhill with the new narrator. When you listen to someone who has a different voice for every person in the book then someone comes along and every person sounds exactly alike it’s no longer any good. It was like Adam Croft who redid all his fantastically narrated books and narrated them himself. No idea why he did that, because the man CANNOT narrate worth a crap, so I quit reading his books AND he took all of my, and everyone else’s, reviews off audible after he narrated them himself.

Anyway, I’m now done with Damien Boyd. You just can’t trade Napoleon Ryan for Simon Mattacks and expect your faithful readers to settle for second best. It's like a totally different series. Sorry, Mr. Boyd.

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  • Maui girl
  • 2020-05-19

Love Damien

Still not crazy about Simon Mattacks,
Napoleon Ryan rocks. Other than that I love the characters and story.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2021-05-02

An aquired taste!!

I struggled to get into the story and had to restart listening from the beginning several times......very long and stretched out!! I finally realised that this is a very cleverly written and well plotted book. I have to admit that i enjoyed the story, but it won't be to everyone's liking!!

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  • Debbie
  • 2020-06-14

Felled by a Blade, Dried Like a Prune

Wow! This one is hard to put down! The victims stabbed by a sharp scythe blade, then dried until they are shriveled up prunes. Oh, my goodness!!! And the serial killer that DI Lewis put in jail all those years ago, Daniel Parker is up for parole . . . and oops, we’ve got another murder . . . can’t be Parker, he’s in jail. The site of an archaeological dig on the Sedgemoor battlefield is the scene of the crime. And that in itself is interesting, as I had never heard of that battle. So, history lesson for me. DI Lewis and DI Dixon learn a lot about one another in this installment of the series, and I really like them both. DC Jane Winter, Monty, Dixon’s faithful dog are other favorites. The case with ties going back fifteen years is mind boggling and as in the other DI Dixon books, I couldn’t stop listening. What a fantastic and detailed story! I didn’t see the resolution coming. Excellent conclusion!