Bill Kitson


ISBN: 978-0-7090-9049-6           

Released 31st May 2010

Everyone knew Gary Vickers was guilty- the evidence was overwhelming. Convicted of the rape and murder of his lover’s daughter, he is now due for release from prison. Against all advice, he insists on returning to Helmsdale, where it falls upon Mike Nash to protect him. But Nash has other, more pressing worries…

 With extremist politicians fanning racial hatred and provoking attacks on migrant workers, Nash has to prevent an explosive situation from boiling over into civil unrest. During such fraught times, Nash’s small team of detectives has little time to spare for convicted sex attacker Vickers. But as Nash becomes acquainted with the facts, doubts start to grow about Vickers’ conviction. Proving him innocent will be difficult enough…but keeping him alive until they find the truth may well be impossible.


‘Bill Kitson has produced yet another great book and has developed his characters well from the first of his books........The book shows what work as a serving police officer is like with budget constraints and conflicting work priorities. The pace of the book keeps the reader's interest until the unexpected conclusion

Paul Blackburn, Scotland, Eurocrime, November 2010

‘A great new title from Bill Kitson. This is Kitson's best Nash story so far, and the characterisation simply gets better and better. I just want to see Nash on TV - he's worthy.’

Books Monthly online magazine, June 2010

‘Helmsdale is a dangerous place to be.... readers know from his first two books that he writes scary and he writes dark. “That’s a hell of a blaze,”..... The same can be said of this novel.  Any more explosive and it would spontaneously combust.

All throughout we have the feeling of being skillfully led by an accomplished plot-maker who is always in control.’

Jenny Drewery, Scarborough Evening News.  June 2010

‘Mike Nash is a great creation. A charming womaniser, he is at odds with his superiors but has a nice line of banter with his own colleagues. He paints a convincing picture of small town life in Yorkshire and the police procedural aspect is totally realistic. The plot moves on at a good pace with all the ends neatly tied up at the finish.

This is the third in the series and I now want to read the first two whilst looking forward to the next..’

Ron Ellis, Shotsmag, crime & thriller ezine. June 2010

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eBook available 1st June 2013