A Price to Pay
by Chris Simms

It starts with the death of a teenage runaway, killed when she leaps from a motorway bridge into the speeding traffic below. The girl’s identity remains a mystery – until the discovery of the dead girl’s details along with profiles of three other girls, all recently reported missing. And a further shocking discovery causes the whole file to be handed over to Greater Manchester Police’s Counter Terrorism Unit.

Detective Constable Iona Khan – still struggling for acceptance in the male-dominated CTU – little realises that, because of her close resemblance to the girl who leapt from the bridge, she is now in the sights of a sinister figure. Someone whose reputation for ruthlessness has attracted notoriety, even among those who trade in the most depraved of human markets …


“Simms comes up with some interesting plot hooks”

Publishers Weekly

“Simms’s gritty sophomore entry races at sprinter’s pace from the get-go. The series would pair well with S.J. Bolton or Harry Bingham titles”

Library Journal Starred Review

“A fast-paced, well-crafted procedural”


Chris Simms

Chris Simms’ novels include the DI John Spicer and the DC Iona Khan series. His books have received nominations for Crime Writers’ Association Daggers and the Theakston’s Crime Novel of the Year award.@SimmsComment chrissimms.info

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A Price to Pay by Chris Simms is available in the following formats

Hardback978178029050830th September 2013144 X 224mm192£21.99
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