A Joe Donovan Thriller (Joe Donovan Thrillers)
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. after the death of a supposed suicide bomber, the investigation takes a more dangerous turn as our protagonist 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.
Praise For White Riot: A Joe Donovan Thriller (Joe Donovan Thrillers)…
Donovan thriller. Waites masterfully pulls together a cohesive
story about fanatical politics filled with surprises and suspense.
Fans of Mark Billingham, John Connolly, and Ken Bruen will find
much to like.
Waites is a fine writer working with a gripping plot about extremist groups plotting to set off a race war in England, so readers willing to suspend their disbelief will be richly rewarded.
A sometimes brutal, sometimes poetic journey through the
dark heart of modern Britain, and confirms Waites as one of the
brightest stars in crime writing.
— John Connolly
Waites stands out in the field of young British noir writers with
his bruised characters, raw-edged dialogue, and extraordinary
— Marilyn Stasio
London’s dark heart has seldom been exposed with such surgical precision. Brutal, mesmerizing stuff.
— Ian Rankin
The pace is relentless, the prose seamless, and the writing a
— Ken Bruen
A powerful writer who creates memorable characters who live
in memory as well as on the page.
— Otto Penzler, editor of the New York Times bestseller The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps
Pegasus Books, 9781605980959, 468pp.
Publication Date: June 19, 2010