Stealing Elgar (The Dead Trilogy, #2)

Stealing Elgar (The Dead Trilogy, #2) Second Book In The Dead Trilogy Roger Conniston Is A Newly Promoted Senior Scenes Of Crime Officer With A Lot To Prove And A Lot To Protect He S Up Against An Ex Bare Knuckle Fighter Called Hades Who Is Planning The Most Audacious Robbery In England S History For Hades, The Success Of This Job Is Paramount And He S Planned It In Meticulous Detail, From The Explosive Diversions To The Selection Of His Team And The Weapons They Ll Use Roger Is Faced With A Decision Continue Working With The Police And Put Faith In The Flawed Investigative Skills Of DCI Chamberlain, Or Cut The Ties And Venture Out Alone To Stop Hades And Secure Everything He Cares About Stealing Elgar Shows How Two Opposites Approach The Same Problem, And How They Carve Their Way Through Conflicting Interests To Reach Or Destroy Their Goal

Hi everyone,My name is Andrew Barrett and I live and work in West Yorkshire.My work focuses on the world of Scenes of Crime Officers SOCOs or CSIs I try to offer a unique insight into this often dark landscape after all, I ve been doing it as a career for over twenty years.Thanks for looking,Andy

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  • Paperback
  • 652 pages
  • Stealing Elgar (The Dead Trilogy, #2)
  • Andrew Barrett
  • English
  • 15 September 2019
  • 9781782991328

10 thoughts on “Stealing Elgar (The Dead Trilogy, #2)

  1. says:

    Loved it A lot of action throughout the book It didn t get dull

  2. says:

    This is an intensely gripping book, though very dark in tone Being told from the viewpoint of a Scenes of Crime Officer it offers an entirely different focus on crimes and other events The author s own experience in this field brings a breath of fresh air to the genre and helps us to see much about each event than we normally would Scene of crime evidence is generally treated as an adjunct to detective investigations and appears to be added as an afterthought to make the story fit, in this series however, the evidence comes first and the detectives draw their conclusions based upon that evidence The crime scene evidence is described so well that it is at times necessary to remind oneself that this is a novel and not a report of a crime scene.This book is strong on action and moves smoothly from scene to scene, taking the story forward as it does There are no unproductive scenes and no chances to turn up the tension are missed I found myself torn between wanting to plough on with the story to see how it ended but needing to put it down from time to time to catch my breath as I saw characters charging headlong into dangerous situations, some in the full knowledge of what they were doing and some unwittingly I did enjoy little vignettes such as a particularly despicable character who thought he was too clever to be caught out, not realising that he was in fact rumbled by someone cleverer than he, who chose not to let on about what they knew, giving him to chance to incriminate himself.There were several clues throughout the book with regard to the big job which was to be undertaken, but I was too caught up in the various strands and tensions to pick up on them, and needed to give myself a good kicking when it was revealed especially as I have worked, albeit briefly, for an associated company This author is not only skilled in the examination of crime scenes, but he puts it all into words beautifully He seems to have the complete package the expertise in his field, the great imagination to weave a story together and the ability to write it all in a compelling and enthralling way He also has the great good sense to set it in the Wakefield area of God s own county, which gives him great scope for spreading the story over cities and countryside, and my hometown even got a mention in this one I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series I try to make it a rule not to start a new book until I have reviewed the one I have just written if I am going to review it so that I don t forget what I wanted to say about it, but this time it was a hard rule to stick to as I am itching to get to the next one to see where it takes us.I heartily recommend this series, but would suggest starting with the first one A Long Time Dead The Dead Trilogy Book 1 as it will help you to understand some of the references in this one but it isn t absolutely necessary.

  3. says:

    Excellent riveting and a thrill a minuteWow, so much soco detail, I felt I was actually attending crime scenes as I read The plot was adventurous, knowledgeable and exciting There is too much happening to pick out any particular scene but all in all, a thrilling book.

  4. says:

    This is the second book in the dead trilogy and it has been a while since I read the first in the series so I was struggling to remember certain details Steling Elgar does refer to previous events quite a bit so it is necessary to read A Long Time Dead before this one This book is also longer than its predecessor but at no point does it drag or wander aimlessly through the story The main protagonist is a Scene Of Crime Officer SOCO which is a different enough perspective from the usual police PI character in crime novels, the author does not burden the reader with in depth technical explanations but provides brief overviews where deemed necessary to help the story I love how British this story is as well, in my opinion the fact that police officers do not carry guns adds all the to the tension and excitement.The basic story follows Roger Conniston as he investigates a couple of possibly related crime scenes, his wife is cleverly kidnapped and held hostage to force Roger s hand into feeding false evidence to his superiors As if that wasn t enough of a story for Barrett, there is still an unidentified mole in the police station who is updating the criminals on all Roger s findings, his wife s life depends on him being able to circumvent the mole and keep them in the dark Several storylines twist together and combine in this story, with the local criminal gang, IRA members and Russian mafia types all involved it s a Hollywood movie epic

  5. says:

    This is the second book in the Dead trilogy and although it s a long book, my attention never flagged The protagonist Roger Conniston, a Scene of Crime Officer, is doubtful of his abilities in his new role as Senior SOCO His old adversary Inspector Weston, is still flouting the law he is paid to uphold There are so many stories cleverly woven together here Roger s wife is kidnapped by a gang involved in running guns amongst other things There are flawed good characters, bad ones with some good qualities and a number of people you aren t sure about The action is fast and exciting but it s not one of those books that s full of tedious cloned fight scenes I had to go out 5% from the end and I couldn t rest till I d returned and finished it The writing is imaginative and puts you quickly in the frame of the action It s full of little remarks with the kind of black humour often employed by those whose work brings them up against danger or death the police, armed services and medical people I d love to see a film of this book, or one of those TV programmes shown over several nights If you enjoy thrillers, crime fiction and murder, all spiced with a wry humour, this book will enthral you It did me

  6. says:

    Great follow up book to A Long Time Dead Longer than the first in the series and so allowing for character development Can t wait to read the final instalment.

  7. says:

    kindle unlimited, used to not be, will have to go through his list on goodreads and catch up via ku for any showing not read some quite a while back were arcs but those started after quite a bit in to his series different books Examining crime scenes was never supposed to get personal Roger Conniston is a newly promoted Senior Scenes of Crime Officer with a lot to prove and a lot to protect He s up against an ex bare knuckle fighter called Hades who is planning the most audacious robbery in England s history For Hades, the success of this one last job is paramount He s planned it in meticulous detail, from the explosive diversions that will shock the nation, to the selection of his team and the weapons they ll use Roger is faced with a decision continue working with the police and put faith in the flawed investigative skills of DCI Chamberlain, or cut the ties and venture out alone to stop Hades and secure everything he cares about Stealing Elgar shows how two opposites engage the same problem how they battle their way through conflicting interests to reach or destroy their goal, and asks which is important family or pride Second book in The Dead Trilogy Roger Conniston is a newly promoted Senior Scenes of Crime Officer with a lot to prove and a lot to protect He s up against an ex bare knuckle fighter called Hades who is planning the most audacious robbery in England s history For Hades, the success of this job is paramount and he s planned it in meticulous detail, from the explosive diversions to the selection of his team and the weapons they ll use Roger is faced with a decision continue working with the police and put faith in the flawed investigative skills of DCI Chamberlain, or cut the ties and venture out alone to stop Hades and secure everything he cares about Stealing Elgar shows how two opposites approach the same problem, and how they carve their way through conflicting interests to reach or destroy their goalThe Third Rule Eddie Collins 1 Black by Rose Eddie Collins 2 The Lift An Eddie Collins short story Eddie Collins 2.5 Sword of Damocles Eddie Collins 3 Ledston Luck Eddie Collins 4 The Note A CSI Eddie Collins short story A Long Time Dead SOCO Roger Conniston Book 1 Stealing Elgar SOCO Roger Conniston Book 2 No More Tears SOCO Roger Conniston Book 3 The End of Lies Charlotte s Lodge The Third Rule Part One Atrocities The Third Rule Part Two Running Scared The Third Rule Part Three Sacrifices

  8. says:

    Before you read Stealing Elgar, I strongly urge you to read the first Roger Conniston novel, A Long Time Dead Many elements from that novel carryover into this one, and there is closure, of a kind.In Sword of Damocles from Andrew Barrett s series about Eddie Collins, CSI , Collins is pressured into a promotion he doesn t want This book has Roger Conniston SOCO Scene of Crime Officer getting a promotion he really, really doesn t want There are ruthless Russian Mafia, IRA killers, home grown gangsters, police officers senior to Roger and who do not trust or believe him, and a crooked arms dealing police officer all heading on a collision course, and Roger Conniston is square in the point of intersection Two of these criminal organizations have kidnapped women for the purpose of improving their odds of coming out on top, leading to acts of sheer desperation on the part of the men who love them.And Roger finds himself powerless, hopeless, and seemingly alone, which really makes the plot compelling and the novel a page turner.The dialog is crisp, often laden with subtle humour, and every character feels real and unique You might not like some of them, but you really get to know them The criminal mastermind, Hades, is perhaps the most interesting character I have encountered in many years.Andrew Barrett is the real deal He has lived the life of a CSI SOCO, knows the procedures and technologies, and has the gift of being able to use that background to bring a thrilling story to life.

  9. says:

    I enjoyed the first book featuring the character Roger Conniston so was therefore looking forward to this one It did not disappoint Personally I thought the story of the first book a little stronger but let that take nothing away from this one I should point out that each book works perfectly fine as a stand alone novel on its own There s what could be described as Andrew Barrett s trademark as he explains the Crime Scenes throughout this book In fact that is fairly central to the story as it progresses It s something you don t get to quite the same detail from other writers simply because they haven t been there, done that like this author has The stakes couldn t be higher for Roger this time, both personally and professionally There are a lot of characters each with their own story that intertwine into the whole, which may confuse if you don t pay attention There s some very nasty bad guys here too and some scenes of violence that the timid may shy away from Me, I love all that Having bought the three book set on the back of the authors other work I will be straight on to book 3 but even if I didn t have it already I d certainly be buying it soon Highly recommended.

  10. says:

    Stealing Elgar is the second in the Roger Conniston series by Andrew Barrett and what a gripping story it is,yet again Roger is facing his continued struggle with his home life as well as doubting his capabilities as a supervisor to the point of considering tendering his resignation.in this fast paced gripping story Roger is sill trying to prove his old adversary Inspector Weston s involvement in gun running while investigating a series of shootings and bombings.Overall a great read and looking forward to reading the next in the series.

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