White Riot (Hardcover)
A Joe Donovan Thriller (Joe Donovan Thrillers)
Pegasus Books, 9781605980270, 480pp.
Publication Date: March 8, 2009
The third novel in the acclaimed Joe Donovan series by "Britain's answer to Michael Connelly" (Ken Bruen).
When the savagely beaten body of a Muslim student is discovered in a rundown area of Newcastle, blame falls on the far right National Unity Party—but for once they appear to be innocent. In fact, with elections looming, they are poised to make significant gains. Not the best time for Trevor Whitman, ex-70s radical, to return to his native northeast. Haunted by his violent past, he's receiving death threats over the murder of a policeman years ago.Joe Donovan, the hero of Martyn Waites' acclaimed trilogy of thrillers, is called in to investigate. After the death of a supposed suicide bomber, the investigation takes a more dangerous turn as Donovan and his team find themselves the targets of a ruthless killer unlike any they have faced before. A killer who will do anything to ensure an explosive thirty-year-old secret remains buried. Anything—even orchestrating a brutal race war that will tear the city apart, with Donovan caught in the middle.
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Praise For White Riot: A Joe Donovan Thriller (Joe Donovan Thrillers)…
London's dark heart has seldom been exposed with such surgical precision. Brutal, mesmerizing stuff.
A sometimes brutal, sometimes poetic journey through the dark heart of modern London, and confirms Waites as one of the brightest stars in crime writing.