Clean Cut by Lynda La Plante
An Anna Travis Mystery (Anna Travis Mysteries)

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Dedicated, intuitive, and utterly obsessive, DCI James Langton is ruthless in his pursuit of a gang of illegal immigrants, the murderers of a young prostitute. When one of them nearly kills him, Anna Travis nurses his wounds and bears the brunt of his frustrations, putting her own life and career on hold. But then one of Anna's own cases -- the seemingly motiveless murder of a quiet, studious woman -- turns out to be linked with Langton's, and Anna becomes the gang's next target. As USA Today wrote of La Plante's Above Suspicion, "There is no sugarcoating on this 100-proof police procedural."

La Plante's growing legions of fans will not be disappointed.
 

About Lynda La Plante

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Lynda La Plante's fourteen novels, including the Prime Suspect series, have all been international bestsellers.  She is an honorary fellow of the British Film Institute and a member of the UK Crime Writers Awards Hall of Fame.  She was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list in 2008.  She runs her own television production company and lives in London and Easthampton, New York.  Visit her website at laplantebooks.com.
 
Published September 26, 2008 by Touchstone. 524 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The price will be high, beginning with the grisly slaying of Gail and her toddler daughter and leading to a long trail of felonies: smuggling illegals, trafficking in drugs and sexual slavery and, of course, murder most foul.

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Anna discovers another link to Camorra’s gang of illegal immigrants in one of her own murder cases, the apparently motiveless killing of a woman by Arthur George Murphy, who also practices voodoo.

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The action La Plante relays in her pages is propelled by emotion and the reader’s driving curiosity to find out what’s going to happen next.

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BC Books

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What I needed to know about the two primary characters, Anna and her lover Detective Chief Inspector Jimmy Langdon, was quickly supplied, and I was immersed into the new problems that faced them as a couple and as police officers.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Jimmy Langton is almost killed and he has a rough recovery, the book still shines, but when Jimmy suddenly is cleared for active duty and the relationship between the two unravels, the book also begins to show some weaknesses.

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Reviewing the Evidence

CLEAN CUT opens on a sour note, with Anna Travis fulminating because her one time boss and current lover, James Langton, is late home for another ruined dinner.

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BellaOnline

Clean Cut opens with DI Anna Travis in a foul mood as she ponders her live-in relationship with DCI James Langton.

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Mysterious Reviews

Review: Heavily laden with the social issues of present-day England, Clean Cut, Lynda LaPlante's third novel in the well-received Anna Travis series, follows Detective Inspector Travis and her lover DCI James Langton as they track suspects, quibble over clues and wrangle over their roles as co-wo...

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Monsters and Critics

DCI Anna Travis's relationship with colleague DCI James Langton is in trouble - and it is made worse when he is almost fatally injured.

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