- ISBN: 9781471147562
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
- Format: Hardback
- Dimensions: 24.0cm x 16.0cm
- Pages: 400
- Publish date: 25/08/2016
Cold Killers – the latest book from Lee Weeks, author of Frozen Grave – is a novel that asks if a heated East End feud can really lead to murder…
When Eddie Butcher, a member of a notorious East End family, is tortured and brutally murdered while visiting London, DI Carter and DS Willis’s suspicions are raised by his extravagant funeral. Eddie’s violent brother, Tony, is under house arrest in Spain but still tries to make an appearance. Wanted for robbery, drug trafficking and murder, the police wonder if he would kill his own family to maintain his power?
Meanwhile, Carter is holding a secret – and it’s that the Butcher’s family’s history is personal to him. He’s willing to bend the rules to finally catch Tony…
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Eddie Butcher, one of four brothers from a notorious East End family, is tortured and brutally murdered while visiting London from his home in Marbella. DI Carter and DS Willis monitor his extravagant funeral in case Eddie’s violent brother Terry, under house arrest in Spain, tries to make an appearance. Terry is wanted for robbery, drug trafficking and murder - and the police strongly suspect he is even prepared to kill his own family to maintain his power.
What Carter hasn’t told all of his colleagues is that this family’s history is personal to him. When Carter is offered the chance to finally catch Terry, he knows he cannot refuse. But it comes at a heavy personal, and professional, cost - and Willis must protect them all as the Butcher family’s enemies close in, wanting revenge.
‘Do you know how it is done?’
The question was directed to a man, hog-tied and
gagged, lying on the concrete floor. It was never meant to be answered. The man was coming round from a deep, knocked-out sleep. He was trying to focus through the blood in his eyes. ‘No? Then I’ll tell you.’
He tilted the woman’s chair back, so it rested against his thighs, and leaned over her. Lifting her chin, he ran the blunt edge of the knife down her throat.
‘Many people believe the right way is to slit across hori- zontally before dragging the tongue through, but this is not correct.’ He looked over at the man on the floor who was screaming into his gag.
‘Here, this is where you begin your cut, at the base of the throat, insert here and then carefully drag the knife upwards.’ He paused and looked up. ‘Say goodbye to your colleague, Inspector Carter.’