An informant goes missing after disclosing to DS Martin Draker, of the Northwest’s Regional Organised Crime unit, that a corrupt police official is importing heroin from India.
Field analyst Cath, is investigating an upsurge in deaths caused by a new drug with similar effects to cocaine.
A body, believed to be that of the missing informant, is discovered in a burned-out car, along with a note threatening further deaths if the police don’t back off.
Cath launches a TV appeal warning of the dangers of Sky White. The gangster, Dan Manning, is incensed; she could kill the new drug’s market before it gets going.
Before Manning has a chance to stop her, the police must catch him before the body count rises.
This is the first book in a new series by the author featuring DS Martin Draker. Martin works alongside his partner Colin and they make a great pairing. I loved the description that the author gives of these two. They are likened as Laurel and Hardy one slim and the other ex slim if I remember the wording correctly. It did make me chuckle.
One of my favourite characters was Cath. Cath is a field analyst who never seems to be far from trouble. She is in a relationship with Martin so have an understanding when it comes to each others jobs. In fact I enjoyed the relationships between both Cath and Martin and Martin’s working relationship with Colin. This really made the story even more appealing for me.
The storyline focuses on drugs. Not only has an informant go missing but there is a new drug doing the rounds which has horrific side effects that made me squirm! You just know there is going to be trouble when drugs are involved and Cath finds herself getting mixed up in it all in her fight to put a stop to these new drugs.
Inside Threat is a great start to a new series with very likeable protagonists. They’ve certainly ensured that I will be coming back for more. There was plenty going on to hold your interest with the pacing and tension ramping up the further into the story you get. There are are some hair raising moments that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Looking forward to the next in the series.
My thanks to Dark Edge Press for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.