Capital Punishment by Robert Wilson

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“Energetic, thoughtful first in a new series . . . Fans of intelligent thrillers will eagerly await the next installment." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

Alyshia D’Cruz, daughter of Indian tycoon Frank D’Cruz, has grown up in London and Mumbai wanting for nothing. After a boozy evening out, she gets in the wrong cab home.

Enter Charles Boxer. Ex-army, ex-police, he has found his niche in private security. His specialty: kidnap and recovery. When D’Cruz hires Boxer to find Alyshia, Boxer knows Frank’s crooked business empire has made him plenty of enemies. Despite the vast D’Cruz fortune, the kidnappers don’t want cash, instead favoring a cruel and lethal game. But the British government doesn’t want its big new investor to lose his daughter in the heart of the capital. The MI6 office in India follows Boxer’s lead, and soon it seems more lives than Alyshia’s are at stake as the trail crosses paths with a terrorist plot on British soil.

To save Alyshia, Boxer must dodge religious fanatics, Indian mobsters, and London’s homegrown crime lords. Capital Punishment is a thrilling journey to the dark side of people and places that lie just out of view, waiting for the moment to tear a life apart.

 

About Robert Wilson

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ROBERT WILSON is the author of numerous novels, including The Company of
 
Published March 26, 2013 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 417 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Publishers Weekly

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Set in London, this energetic, thoughtful first in a new series from Gold Dagger Award–winner Wilson (A Small Death in Lisbon) introduces Charles Boxer, a former cop turned private security profession

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The Wall Street Journal

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Tom Nolan reviews "Capital Punishment," by Robert Wilson, and "The Golden
Egg," by Donna Leon.

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The Wall Street Journal

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A foreign gang seems intent on prolonging a rich man's agony—with something maybe much worse planned for his kidnapped daughter.

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In the first installment of a new series by Wilson (A Small Death in Lisbon, 2000, etc.), the estranged daughter of an Indian tycoon is abducted in London for reasons that don't seem to involve ransom money--and then re-abducted.

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