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Never Walk Away

Nick Triplow



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No Exit Press
01 January 2024
A senior civil servant dies in suspicious circumstances. A sensitive file in his possession and evidence of contact with a human rights lawyer lead the authorities to believe he is a whistle-blower. This needs a police officer used to operating in the murky world between policing and intelligence.

DS Mark (Max) Lomax is a former Special Demonstration Squad officer - a Special Branch unit dedicated to infiltrating political and extremist groups, a world he thinks he has left far behind. Following a botched stakeout of a north London gangster, he finds himself on enforced leave and is called back into his old world of half-truths and conflicting agendas.

As he digs into the death of the civil servant, Max is obstructed at every turn, forcing him to turn to the people he once betrayed for help. With political reputations on the line, the case becomes less about uncovering the truth, than burying it for good.
Imprint:   No Exit Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm, 
ISBN:   9780857305626
ISBN 10:   085730562X
Pages:   352
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

NICK TRIPLOW is the writer of crime thriller Never Walk Away and south London noir, Frank’s Wild Years. His acclaimed biography of crime fiction pioneer, Ted Lewis, Getting Carter: Ted Lewis and the Birth of Brit Noir, was longlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction and HRF Keating Award. Nick is also the author of the social history books, Pattie Slappers, Distant Water, and The Women They Left Behind. Originally from London, he lives in Barton-upon-Humber and is co-founder of Hull Noir Crime Fiction Festival.

Reviews for Never Walk Away

‘An astute and relevant political thriller with real psychological depth and plenty of atmosphere, highly recommended.’ Crime Time ‘Never Walk Away is an exceptional book by an important writer. Like a noir update of House of Cards.’ Cathi Unsworth

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