Dead Man's Grip (Hardcover)

By Peter James

Minotaur Books, 9780312642839, 416pp.

Publication Date: November 22, 2011



Carly Chase is still traumatized ten days after being in a fatal traffic accident that kills a teenage American student from Brighton University. Then she receives news that turns her entire world into a living nightmare. The drivers of the other two vehicles involved have been found tortured and murdered. Now Detective Superintendent Roy Grace of the Sussex Police Force issues a stark and urgent warning to Carly: She could be next. 

The student had deadly connections. Connections that stretch across the Atlantic to America and an organized crime group. Someone has sworn revenge and won't rest until the final person involved in that fateful accident is dead. The police advise Carly her only option is to go into hiding and change her identity. The terrified woman disagrees. She knows these people have ways of hunting you down anywhere. If the police are unable to stop them, she has to find a way to do it herself. But already the killer is one step ahead of her, watching, waiting, and ready.

Peter James' Dead Man's Grip is a chilling psychological thriller.

About the Author

PETER JAMES is the #1 international bestselling author of the Detective Superintendent Roy Grace series with more than 13 million copies sold all over the world. His novels have been translated into thirty-four languages and three have been filmed. All his novels reflect his deep interest in the world of the police, with whom he does in-depth research. He has produced numerous films, including "The Merchant of Venice, " starring Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons, and Joseph Fiennes. He lives in England.

Praise For Dead Man's Grip

Praise for Dead Like You

“Possibly the most engrossing thriller since The Silence of the Lambs.” —Washington Post Book World

“Sinister and riveting . . . Peter James is one of the best British crime writers, and therefore one of the best in the world.” —Lee Child

“A terrific thriller . . . Dead Like You is a haunting page-turner that seamlessly blends psychological suspense with police procedure, echoing the heart and voices of such authors as P. D. James and Ian Rankin at their best.” —Jeffery Deaver

“Peter James creates worlds as familiar as your backyard, but doubly spicy, smart, and entertaining. Danger and drama leap from every page, as the master delivers precisely what every reader wants:  plenty of sizzle and emotional clout. Dead Like You makes for a terrific read. Don’t miss this one.” —Steve Berry

“U.S. readers deserve to know what the rest of the world has known for years—Peter James is one of the best crime writers in the business.” —Karin Slaughter

“Thrilling . . . will leave readers eager for the next installment.” —Publishers Weekly