Playing with Fire by Peter Robinson
A Novel of Suspense (Robinson, Peter)

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Fire—It consumes futures and pasts in a terrified heartbeat, devouring damning secrets while leaving even greater mysteries in the ashes.

The night sky is ablaze as flames engulf two barges moored side by side on an otherwise empty canal. On board are the blackened remains of two human beings. To the seasoned eye, this horror was no accident, the method so cruel and calculated that only the worst sort of fiend could have committed it. There are shocking secrets to be uncovered in the charred wreckage, grim evidence of lethal greed and twisted hunger, and of nightmare occurrences within the private confines of family. A terrible feeling is driving police inspector Alan Banks in his desperate hunt for answers—an unshakable fear that this killer's work will not be done until Banks's own world is burned to the ground.

 

About Peter Robinson

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Peter Robinson's award-winning Inspector Banks novels have been named a "Best Book of the Year" by Publishers Weekly, a "Notable Book" by the New York Times, and a "Page Turner of the Week" by People. Robinson was born and brought up in Yorkshire, and now divides his time between North America and the U.K.
 
Published March 17, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 432 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Crime. Fiction

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There’s troubled Mark Siddons, the remorseful day laborer who’d quarreled with Tina and left her alone on the boat, and there’s Dr. Patrick Aspern, the chilly stepfather she’d accused of driving her from home by abusing her repeatedly.

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Edgar winner Robinson's 14th police procedural to feature Yorkshire DCI Alan Banks isn't quite up to the level of last year's superlative Close to Home

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The conclusion of PLAYING WITH FIRE, while satisfying, leaves the reader yearning for more, and for the next installment of the Banks series.

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Summary: The fourteenth book in the Inspector Banks series is still fresh nd a good read.

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The motives for the fire remain a mystery until Banks realizes what the common link is, and if he is not careful he will be getting burned.

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