It seems to be all about sex on DS Alan Banks’s Yorkshire patch in this, Peter Robinson’s 23rd Banks crime thriller … Alan Banks, newly promoted to Detective Superintendent, is given the precarious task of investigating a sex abuse claim. A media minefield, the accused is a long-retired but hugely popular entertainer – someone who had always thought himself untouchable – beloved by many in his day and protected by his well-publicised charity work. Banks knows he must read very carefully and be on top diplomatic form. He does, however, believe, and like, the old man’s accuser.
Annie Cabot (perhaps looking at the vacant position left by Banks’s promotion) is meantime tasked with investigating the death of a young girl – found in a country lane – battered, broken and naked. The case takes Annie deep into the sex trade and the local Asian community. It seems that in this case racial tension is alive and well in the Yorkshire Dales.
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