There was no sign of life. But not for a second did Pascoe admit the possibility of death. Dalziel was indestructible. Dalziel is, and was, and forever shall be, world without end, amen. Everybody knew that. Therein lay half his power. Chief constables might come and chief constables might go, but Fat Andy went on forever.

Caught in the blast of a huge explosion, Detective Superintendent Andy Dalziel lies on a hospital bed, with only a life support system and his indomitable will between him and the Great Beyond. Meanwhile, his colleague, Chief Inspector Peter Pascoe, is determined to find those responsible.

Ignoring his own injuries, the advice of his friends, and the pleas of his wife, Pascoe follows a winding trail to the Templars, a mysterious group that believes the only way to fight terrorism is through terror. Where the arm of the law cannot reach, their work begins. Soon Pascoe comes to suspect that they may have support and sympathy in high places, from men ready to accept the death of a policeman or of any other innocent bystander as regrettable but unavoidable collateral damage.

From the streets of Manchester to the Yorkshire countryside, Pascoe searches for the truth. And above it all, like a huge zeppelin threatening to break from its moorings, hovers the disembodied spirit of Andy Dalziel.

Author

Reginald Hill

Reginald Charles Hill was a contemporary English crime writer, and the winner in 1995 of the Crime Writers' Association Cartier Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement.

Country of Origin

Books:

Series:

Series: Dalziel & Pascoe

Book Number:
23
2008
Book Number:
22
2007

Series: Joe Sixsmith

Book Number:
5
2008
Review CRIMINAL TENDENCIES - (Edited by Lynne Patrick)
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Blog Added to Mt TBR - The Woodcutter by Reginald Hill
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Monday, July 26, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - Criminal Tendencies (forwarded by Mark Billingham)
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Thursday, July 22, 2010
Review THE ROAR OF THE BUTTERFLIES - Reginald Hill
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Friday, June 27, 2008
Blog Currently Reading - The Roar of the Butterflies, Reginald Hill
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Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Review A Cure For All Diseases - Reginald Hill
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Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Blog Favourites of 2007
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Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Review DEATH OF DALZIEL - Reginald Hill
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Tuesday, October 9, 2007
ISBN
9780007194865
Year of Publication
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Book Number (in series)
22
Blog Favourites of 2007
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Review DEATH OF DALZIEL - Reginald Hill
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, October 9, 2007

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