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Welcome to our stop on the Children of the Revolution tour!
Last month we shared the previous novel with you, Watching the Dark,
and today we have the next book in the series!
Multiple award-winning, New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author Peter Robinson returns with Children of the Revolution, a superb tale of mystery and murder that takes acclaimed British Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks back to the early 1970s—a turbulent time of politics, change, and radical student activism.
The body of a disgraced college lecturer is found on an abandoned railway line. In the four years since his dismissal for sexual misconduct, he’d been living like a hermit. So where did he get the 5,000 pounds found in his pocket?
Leading the investigation, Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks begins to suspect that the victim's past may be connected to his death. Forty years ago the dead man attended a university that was a hotbed of militant protest and divisive, bitter politics. And as the seasoned detective well knows, some grudges are never forgotten—or forgiven.
Just as he’s about to break the case open, his superior warns him to back off. Yet Banks isn’t about to stop, even if it means risking his career. He's certain there’s more to the mystery than meets the eye . . . and more skeletons to uncover before the case can finally be closed.
This is was a great mystery- the detectives start out with virtually no info on the victim or who could have wanted him dead and have to keep at their digging in his past until they can find a suspect, and then they find too many and step on some toes! It was a great character study on how far people will and will not go to protect what they see as 'theirs', protect their past and to get revenge! Another wonderful Banks mystery, with lots of subtle undercurrents between the team, as old and new members clash. In many ways this book lets us see more of Banks inner thinking and while you may guess who the suspect might be about 3/4th of the way through, the 'why' will leave you stumped until the end! A brilliant Spring read! Check it out if you love a good mystery!
About the Author:
Among Peter Robinson’s award-winning Inspector Banks novels, there are titles which have been named "Best Book of the Year" by Publishers Weekly, a "Notable Book" by The New York Times, and a “Page Turner of the Week” by People. Robinson was born and brought up in Yorkshire, England, and now divides his time between North America and the UK. Check out his website, Facebook and Twitter, for more.
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