Jim Grant is in Boston on temporary assignment from England and his instructions are simple: don’t get involved and keep out of trouble. But for Grant, keeping out of trouble isn’t an option. Never was and never will be.
First thing Jim Grant does when he lands in Boston is buy a map. Second thing is get laid. The third is almost get himself blown up interviewing Freddy Sullivan, the prisoner he came all the way from Yorkshire to question. Despite being ordered to leave, Grant continues to investigate with the help of veteran detective Sam Kincaid and troubled ex-marine John Cornejo. Until Grant discovers the truth behind Sullivan’s activities. A truth that leads to a deadly race against time and an explosive climax.
Praise for the books by Colin Campbell:
“Very real. And very good.” —Lee Child
“A cop with a sharp eye, keen mind, and a lion’s heart.” —Reed Farrel Coleman
“Campbell writes smart, rollercoaster tales with unstoppable forward momentum and thrilling authenticity. The Resurrection Man series is a blast.” —Nick Petrie
“Grim and gritty and packed with action and crackling dialogue.” —Kirkus Review, for Jamaica Plain
“Action packed. Tough-as-nails. The pages fly like the bullets, fistfights and one-liners that make this one of my favourite books of the year. Top stuff!” —Matt Hilton
“Campbell’s wry maverick Grant never fails to entertain.” —Kirkus Review, for Montecito Heights
“Sets up immediately and maintains a breakneck pace throughout. Its smart structure and unrelenting suspense will please Lee Child fans.” —Library Journal Review
“Harkens back to the gritty action series of the 70s and 80s, with a stylish noir voice.” —Kirkus Reviews, for Adobe Flats
“Crackerjack entertainment: taut, gritty and full of devilish twists.” —Kirkus Reviews, for Snake Pass
“Hard-hitting action and Grant’s dry wit make this a rollicking good time.” —Library Journal Review
“Campbell’s Beacon Hill is a great tale of violence and intrigue, stretching across the Atlantic and back again. In it, Jim Grant proves he is the real deal.” —Reed Farrel Coleman
Homicide cop Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband, Roarke, are building a brand-new school and youth shelter. They know that the hard life can lead kids toward dangerous crossroads—and with this new project, they hope to nudge a few more of them onto the right path. For expert help, they hire child psychologist Dr. Rochelle Pickering—whose own brother pulled himself out of a spiral of addiction and crime with Rochelle’s support.
Lyle is living with Rochelle while he gets his life together, and he’s thrilled to hear about his sister’s new job offer. But within hours, triumph is followed by tragedy. Returning from a celebratory dinner with her boyfriend, she finds Lyle dead with a syringe in his lap, and Eve’s investigation confirms that this wasn’t just another OD. After all his work to get clean, Lyle’s been pumped full of poison—and a neighbor with a peephole reports seeing a scruffy, pink-haired girl fleeing the scene.
Now Eve and Roarke must venture into the gang territory where Lyle used to run, and the ugly underground world of tattoo parlors and strip joints where everyone has taken a wrong turn somewhere. They both believe in giving people a second chance. Maybe even a third or fourth. But as far as they’re concerned, whoever gave the order on Lyle Pickering’s murder has run out of chances...