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  • Luck and Judgement

  • A DC Smith Investigation Series, Book 3
  • Written by: Peter Grainger
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (130 ratings)

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Luck and Judgement

Written by: Peter Grainger
Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
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Publisher's Summary

When a worker goes missing from a North Sea gas platform, there seem to be just two possible explanations - it was a tragic accident or a suicide. It does not take Smith and his detectives long, however, to discover that James Bell led a double life back onshore in Kings Lake, a life complicated enough to make him at least one dangerous enemy. Before the case can be unraveled, Smith must get a new team working together; Waters and Murray are still there, but one of Wilson's men is transferred to him, and the female detective constable from Longmarsh poses some unexpected problems for her new sergeant. Together they begin to investigate the links between the companies and the people that bring ashore the oil and gas, and they also find themselves caught up in the seamier side of life that exists beneath Lake's everyday comings and goings. Jo Evison begins to delve more deeply into the story of the Andretti murders, and Smith himself has to face the fact that he might no longer be considered fit for duty.

©2015 Peter Grainger (P)2016 Tantor

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Wonderful series

I have now listened to the first three books in the series and they are getting better all along. Someone likened this series to another favourite - Gamache by Louis Penny - and I agreed. The narration is also fantastic. I am looking forward to the next one.

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Very good book

I really enjoyed the narrator as well as the book..
I’m really glad there are more books in this series for me to read

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narration great

loved the story and the characters another winner for Peter Grainger. Loved it. As usual.

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Loved this one too

I especially liked the narration! The way he brings the humour into the story is fantastic and the story sucked me right in.

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Always a great listen

DS Smith is a classic character, which is a nice change from the comic verse.

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Love This Series

It is a rare treat to not only get a great story with fascinating characters, but written in such an elegant fashion. Grainger is a strong writer creating evocative phrases not generally found in police procedurals.

Gildart Jackson is at the top of his game. An absolute delight for tge listener.

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found narrator not the best

enjoyed story but found narrator hard to listen to. all characters sounded like the same person. difficult to finish

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Awesome

Great narrator. Interesting story with Chris and turns. Can’t wait to read the second part of the story

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Really Enjoyable

The characters, the performance, the narrative is all terrific. The story though complicated never seems convoluted. There are many laughs and much pathos.
Real story telling.

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Great

This author is awesome, he keeps your interest right till the end. You feel you know the characters personally, smile in places and,think back to other stories. You will really enjoy this.

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