Framing the Dialogue

Clean Cut

image“He sighed and shook his head.  ‘Bastard’s probably gone back to where he came from.  It beggars belief, doesn’t it?  The one held in Islington was supposed to have been fucking deported, but the Home Office alleged that if he returned home, he’d be in danger – so they let him loose on our fucking streets!  World is going crazy.”

One of their own is seriously injured and has to cope with recovery and solving the crime.  The third in the Anna Travis mysteries, Clean Cut brings the investigative squad into the world of illegal immigrant underground…drugs, prostitution, murder.  There is the ongoing tension between Travis and her boss, Langton.

Author Lynda LaPlante mixes the elements of a serious murder investigation with the tension between Travis and her boss.  This is a well written novel and was enjoyable to read.  It never really grabbed me, but the end was a bit chilling.  I expect part of the storyline to continue in the next novel.



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