Jack Kiley, a professional footballer turned private investigator, is hired to track down a solider who has gone missing while on leave from Iraq. The soldier’s mind is disturbed by what he has seen and done in the war, and he is armed. There are fears both for the man himself and for the safety of his estranged wife and two young children.
Kiley’s search leads him to Nottingham, where he teams up with D. I. Charlie Resnick. Together they search the house where the soldier’s wife and children have been living and find them gone, almost certainly taken against their will … the only question now is, will they find them before it is too late?
Trouble in Mind brings together two of John Harvey’s major characters.
“No one in Britain is writing better crime fiction” – The Times
“One of the masters of British crime fiction” – Sunday Telegraph
“One of the leading writers of crime fiction alive today” – Le Monde
“A little gem of a book: it’s a bit longer than a short story, and a bit shorter than a novella. Harvey is a wonderful writer. It’s about a detective and a cop trying to find a soldier absent without leave from Iraq. It made me green with envy: it made me wonder if I over-write everything.” – Mark Billingham, Sky Books Programme
John Harvey is the author of ten Charlie Resnick novels, the first of which, Lonely Hearts, was named by The Times (London) as one of the 100 Best Crime Novels of the Century. In 2007 he was awarded the British Crime Writers’ Association Cartier Diamond Dagger for Sustained Excellence in Crime Writing for his title Flesh and Blood.
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