Lifeless

Mark Billingham, Author William Morrow & Company $24.95 (400p) ISBN 978-0-06-084166-9
When a serial killer targets London street people in British author Billingham's gritty fifth police procedural to feature detective Tom Thorne (after 2005's Burning Girl), Thorne, a psychological wreck following his father's death, convinces his bosses to let him go undercover. The detective manages to integrate himself into the community of the down-and-outers, even as a leak threatens to expose his ploy and place him in harm's way. An unusual tattoo on one of the victims leads the police to a squad of soldiers who may have been involved in atrocities during the first Gulf War-and to a possible motive for the killings. While most readers will be several jumps ahead of the police in identifying the murderer, the author's convincing depiction of the streets and his well-developed characters more than compensate.
Reviewed on: 07/31/2006
Release date: 08/01/2006
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Paperback - 500 pages - 978-0-7515-4881-5
Ebook - 464 pages - 978-0-06-144332-9
Mass Market Paperbound - 451 pages - 978-0-06-084167-6
Open Ebook - 464 pages - 978-0-06-144327-5
Peanut Press/Palm Reader - 464 pages - 978-0-06-144330-5
Ebook - 464 pages - 978-0-06-187464-2
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Hardcover - 375 pages - 978-0-316-72752-5
Hardcover - 375 pages - 978-0-316-72753-2
Hardcover - 5 pages - 978-1-4055-0024-1
Hardcover - 375 pages - 978-1-873567-70-8
Hardcover - 12 pages - 978-1-84632-372-0
Hardcover - 10 pages - 978-1-84505-627-8
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