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- ISBN: 9781641290593
- ISBN: 1641290595
- Physical Description: pages.
- Publisher: New York : Soho Crime, 2019.
|Summary, etc.:|| "On a fateful July morning in 2015, a riot takes hold of Her Majesty's Prison in Bream, Gloucestershire, with fatal consequences. The staff is caught completely off-guard--their supervising warden, Governor Magda Lyle, hasn't shown up for work, and the prisoners are able to start a fire that nearly results in a mass escape. Three years later and forty miles south, a most controversial wedding is about to take place in Bath's gorgeous Abbey, with a reception to follow in the famous Roman Baths. The daughter of career criminal mastermind Joe Irving--only just released from a long stint in prison--is getting hitched to the son of Deputy Chief Constable George Brace, one of the highest-ranking cops in all of Avon & Somerset. A more uncomfortable group of in-laws would be hard to imagine, but worse, charismatic and incorrigible Joe Irving has many enemies on "the outside," including more than one hard man hell-bent on settling accounts for the role the father of the bride played in the fateful Bream prison riot. There have been credible threats on Joe Irving's life since his release, and the wedding presents a high-profile opportunity for a hit attempt. The distressed DCC Brace retains detective Peter Diamond and his team to run security on the big day, hoping they can avert catastrophe. Joe Irving may be the arch enemy of every cop in southwest England, but they can't let him be killed at his daughter's wedding. Diamond is infuriated by the assignment, which becomes more and more impossible with every new fact he learns about the players and the logistics. Can Diamond pull off a miracle and keep the entire party alive until the couple is safely on their honeymoon?"-- Provided by publisher.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 July #1
Fans of adorable sourpussâand brilliant detectiveâPeter Diamond of the Bath, England, constabulary's Criminal Investigation Division will have to wait nearly 80 pages for the old charmer to show up. Lovesey, of the urbane wordplay and sucker-punch plotting, has some grim business to get out of the way first. A woman governor of a hard-case prison is kidnapped, in a wrenching scene that ends with metal on metal. Shattered glass. Then we meet the daughter of an especially vicious crime lord, announcing her engagement to the son of Diamond's boss, who fears this development will end his career. The situation worsens, though the opportunity for Loveseyan high comedy flowers, when Diamond is commanded to provide wedding security. He visits the firing range. He buys cool clothes. He's not ready for what happens as the ceremony begins. As the tensions crank up, we're treated to Lovesey's enchanting style: Crosswinds were twisting the rain into shapes like folds of fabric. Then the killer is exposed. Don't believe anyone who says, I knew it all along. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
Peter Lovesey is the author of more than thirty highly praised mystery novels. He has been named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America and has been awarded the CWA Gold and Silver Daggers, the Cartier Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement, the Strand Magazine Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Macavity, Barry, and Anthony Awards, and many other honors. He lives in Shrewsbury, England.
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