A Long Time Dead
“Forensic evidence is an art like black magic; ‘facts’ are determined by interpretation. Or misinterpretation.” A Long Time Dead asks, is forensic evidence incontrovertible? How would you feel if forensic evidence incorrectly incriminated you? And how would you prove it wrong? In the world of crime scene investigation, Roger Conniston is one of West Yorkshire Police’s finest. Yet even he has secrets.
When forensic evidence implicates him in the death of a young woman, the secrets emerge, and Conniston is damned. Arrested for murder, Conniston must show the evidence was manipulated and planted. But how can he do that from inside a cell, especially when his prime suspect is a high-ranking police officer, and not even his friends believe him?
The Third Rule – Part One: Atrocities
“You’re still alive until you meet The Third Rule.” New Rules. Old Corruption. In an England where a new government comes to power on a wave of atrocities, truth and justice are executed as freely as the criminals, using a strict code of punishment designed to combat crime, called The Rules. But it’s not only the criminals who fear their introduction. The Rules push boundaries too far, and though described as infallible, they are far from perfect. A Rule Three conviction earns you a trip to the slaughterhouse and a bullet in the head. And sometimes, you don’t even need to be guilty.
CSI Eddie Collins is dragged into a new turmoil after a hit-and-run driver leaves his son dead. He and reporter Mick Lyndon begin to uncover things that attract the wrong kind of attention from the wrong kind of people. Can Eddie find out the killer’s identity, and can he stay alive long enough to take revenge? “If you want to kill serious crime, you have to kill serious criminals.” Sir George Deacon, Minster of Justice.
Andrew’s work crosses a number of subject areas and genres moving from horror to thriller via crime and mystery, but his main focus is on the world of Scenes of Crime Officers (SOCOs or CSIs). He offers a unique insight into this often dark landscape, making good use of his seventeen years’ professional expertise as a crime scene examiner to envelop the reader in exciting yet realistic stories.
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