Five Deadly Words by Keith Colquhoun

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Blackly comic... in Keith's world guns would be suddenly drawn, blood spilt on the carpet and bullets lodged in a desk, “reducing its value a little should it ever come to auction.”
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Just five short words, but delivered by Lucas they have accounted for the deaths of two men and probably many more. Lucas, once the dictator of an Asian country and now an exile in London, is angry over his loss of power and potentially a menace. Tension grows between Lucas and a young and clever woman police officer who has been given the task of watching over him. She wants him arrested, but someone high up is protecting him. Who and for what reason? This is a quirky crime novel, with a set of endearing, if unpleasant characters and a dry humour and wit, typical of Keith Colquhoun's writing.
 

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Published April 22, 2010 by Solidus. 236 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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The Economist

Excellent
Reviewed by The Economist on Jul 15 2010

Blackly comic... in Keith's world guns would be suddenly drawn, blood spilt on the carpet and bullets lodged in a desk, “reducing its value a little should it ever come to auction.”

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The Bookbag

Below average
on Jun 03 2010

Like Colquhoun's previous novel, I felt that Five Deadly Words ended abruptly.

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