A new crime series featuring a former policeman and soldier turned
PI Lee Arnold and his Muslim assistant, Mumtaz Hakim. The East End
of London 2012 may be the focus of Olympic glamour, but the
surrounding areas are some of the most deprived in the city. With
tensions simmering, Lee is hired by a stand-up whose controversial
routine makes her a target. But as Lee and Hakim delve deeper, they
discover this is something much more sinister than a case of
'Bleak, brutal and timely' Financial Times. 'a compelling new series' Sunday Telegraph. 'a despairing look at the underbelly of London but it has the ring of truth' Independent. 'an enjoyable novel ... I look forward to the second Hakim and Arnold mystery already' Shotsmag. 'A gutsy tale well-grounded in local colour' The Times. 'a new and original pair of detectives in poverty-stricken Stratford East ... This despairing look at the underbelly of London has a ring of truth' Belfast Telegraph. 'Another Nadel winner' Crimesquad. 'Barbara Nadel weaves an intricate story around the lives of ordinary people and the devastation that is caused when people are not what they seem ... A good read, very enjoyable' Eurocrime. 'Typical Barbara Nadel fare, rich in quirky plotting' Good Book Guide.
Born in the East End of London, Barbara Nadel is the author of the acclaimed Ikmen series of crime novels, set in Turkey. She lives in Lancashire.