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Old 12-05-2012, 04:17 AM   #23
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Free from Wild Wolf Publishing - Noho (Fear in Fitzrovia) by James Davis.

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When a dead dancing girl with all the wrong connections is found with Nick Valentineís name scrawled on a scrap of paper in her pocket, life gets complicated for the disgraced Great War hero.

Unwillingly drawn into a web of espionage and crime in the underbelly of 1930ís London, Nick soon discovers that who killed her may be less important than why. With British Intelligence leaning on Nick to use his underworld connections to investigate the girlís killing, it soon becomes clear that thereís more to the murder than meets the eye.

Nick soon finds himself at odds not just with the authorities, but on the wrong side of Sohoís gangland bosses and pursued by a foreign spy ring. Trawling Fitzrovia and Sohoís demi-monde of clubs, cabarets and pubs for answers, Nick realises that the stakes go beyond national security, and that no one can be trusted.

As the net closes and the case draws to an increasingly bloody conclusion, Nick is left to tie up the loose ends at a terrible personal cost.

This dark and brooding thriller lifts the covers on a fascinating 1930sí London few know, while the plotís twists and turns keep the reader guessing right up to the final page.
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