An ex-KGB hit-man out to kill ... a caged lion with a taste for human flesh ... a careless drugs courier ... a vindictive ex-con ... a cop with ambition, whatever the cost ... a heist worth millions ... a terrifying encounter with a Black and Decker workmate ... and Henry Christie trying to hold his life together...
Blackburn on a Friday night at the beginning of summer is always a policing headache. But for the officers of Blackburn police station it’s about to become a nightmare.
When three police cars explode in quick succession in the station car park, it seems as if a spectacular terrorist campaign is underway. But as Blackburn’s finest get ready to do battle with the IRA, the real action is going down elsewhere – a building society heist that is about to go badly wrong and which will have consequences for the whole force.
Consequences which will ultimately involve an ex-KGB hit-man, an undercover cop in danger from his own side as much as the villains he’s trying to nail, and a spectacular attempt to relieve the Royal Mint of £50m.
THE LAST BIG JOB is Nick Oldham’s tough and authentic story of the men and women who put their lives on the line in the course of duty.
‘Gritty and Precise’ – The Times
‘Chilling authenticity ... a gripping tale’ – Manchester Evening News
‘Like everything good in life, a fast-paced, old fashioned shoot ‘em up is hard to find. Fortunately we have Oldham’s latest novel to remind us what it’s all about’ – Publisher’s Weekly
‘Oldham, a real-life copper, offers a story full of dark menace, gritty realism ... add head spinning action and surprising plot-twists and the result is a gripping, gut-wrenching thriller’ - Booklist
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Published April 3, 2012
by Headline Book Publishing.
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime, Literature & Fiction.