Friend of the Devil

Peter Robinson, Author . Morrow $24.95 (372p) ISBN 978-0-06-054437-9

In Robinson's stunning 17th suspense novel to feature DCI Alan Banks (after 2006's Piece of My Heart ), Banks and his on-again-off-again partner and lover, Det. Insp. Annie Cabbot, race to piece together a string of brutal murders. While on loan to a sister precinct, Cabbot investigates the gruesome death of a paraplegic woman found on a desolate cliff with her throat slit. Back in Eastvale, North Yorkshire, Banks and his team discover the body of a young woman who has been raped and strangled in a shady area of town known as the Maze. At first, there are no obvious connections between the two attacks, but when Cabbot uncovers the chilling identity of the woman on the cliff, she and Banks must once again confront sadistic serial killers Terry and Lucy Payne, last seen in Aftermath (2001). Banks and Cabbot are flawed but empathetic heroes, and readers will be on the edge of their seats as the two explore not only the depths of human depravity but also their own murky relationship. 7-city author tour. (Jan.)

Reviewed on: 10/08/2007
Release date: 03/01/2008
Genre: Fiction
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