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The fallen / Ben Sanders.

by Sanders, Ben.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: A Sean Deveraux novel 1.Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : HarperCollins, 2010Description: 432 p. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9781869508760 (pbk.) :; 9781869508760 (pbk.); 1869508769 (pbk.).Subject(s): Murder -- Fiction -- New Zealand -- Auckland | Police -- New Zealand -- Auckland -- FictionGenre/Form: New Zealand fiction -- 21st century. | Detective and mystery stories, New Zealand.DDC classification: NZ823.3 Summary: When Auckland cop Sean Devereaux, who enjoys skating close to the edges, does a favour for his attractive neighbour, he unwittingly exposes a web of deceit and corruption. As he investigates the murder of a 16-year-old Epsom 'princess' in his day job, his after-hours efforts have him stumbling into the aftermath of a scam involving senior colleagues, and he is soon enmeshed in an escalating cycle of kidnapping, murder and violent mayhem. With his unconventional ex-colleague-turned-security-specialist John Hale, Devereaux slowly begins to unravel the truth as the body count climbs and the stakes become personal. As an outwardly terse, street-savvy operator, Sean Devereaux emerges as an engaging and irreverent hero, becoming the catalyst for an absorbing, strangely uneasy murder mystery, set in unnervingly familiar surroundings. A superb blend of international standard crime-writing with a strong local ambience that lures you in and delivers a strong, emotionally satisfying read, this book heralds the arrival of an exciting new writer.
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When Auckland cop Sean Devereaux, who enjoys skating close to the edges, does a favour for his attractive neighbour, he unwittingly exposes a web of deceit and corruption. As he investigates the murder of a 16-year-old Epsom 'princess' in his day job, his after-hours efforts have him stumbling into the aftermath of a scam involving senior colleagues, and he is soon enmeshed in an escalating cycle of kidnapping, murder and violent mayhem. With his unconventional ex-colleague-turned-security-specialist John Hale, Devereaux slowly begins to unravel the truth as the body count climbs and the stakes become personal. As an outwardly terse, street-savvy operator, Sean Devereaux emerges as an engaging and irreverent hero, becoming the catalyst for an absorbing, strangely uneasy murder mystery, set in unnervingly familiar surroundings. A superb blend of international standard crime-writing with a strong local ambience that lures you in and delivers a strong, emotionally satisfying read, this book heralds the arrival of an exciting new writer.

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