Firewatching by Russ Thomas
One wrong move will ignite the city . . .
A body is found bricked into a wall of the Old Vicarage. From the state of the hands, it’s clear the dead man was buried alive. When the man is connected to an old missing person’s case, Detective Sergeant Adam Tyler is called.
After an ‘incident’, Tyler needs this case to go well in order to prove himself and get his career back on track. But he soon discovers that he has a connection to the case that hopelessly compromises him. He makes the snap decision not to tell his superiors, certain that he is the only one that can solve the crime. Now Tyler must move carefully to find out the truth, without destroying the case or himself.
Meanwhile, someone in the city knows exactly what happened to the body. Someone who is watching Tyler closely. Someone with an unhealthy obsession with fire . . .
A taut investigative thriller bursting with character and tension, introducing an enigmatic, fresh lead detective unlike any you have met before.
‘An intriguing start to a new series, introducing a pleasingly misanthropic new hero with the requisite traumatic past.' - OBSERVER
‘A gripping new British gay crime thriller that kept us guessing right up to its incendiary climax . . . We couldn’t put it down.' - ATTITUDE
'Totally absorbed me.’ - CASS GREEN
'Intelligent, pacy and compelling.’ - SARAH WARD
'A fantastic read with a plot that left me guessing and a cast of very real and well imagined characters.' - JAMES DELARGY
‘A cracking read with a terrific new detective lead. Red hot debut for 2020.’ - SARAH HILARY
'Great, beautifully written, intrigue-infused crime fiction that keeps you hooked with a gratifyingly original gay lead character.' - Uli Lenart, Gay's the Word
Imprint: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: Oct 2020