Bad Timing
by Nick Oldham

Can Henry Christie catch a merciless gunman? A breakneck novel of revenge, justice and organised crime.

Henry Christie thought he’d solved the case that drew him out of retirement, but finds himself joining forces with Diane Daniels once again when the body of a young woman is discovered close to the scene of the chilling murders that took place at Hawkshead Farm. The deaths appear to be linked, and when Henry and Diane stumble upon an execution in progress and narrowly avoid becoming victims themselves, Henry embarks on a mission to bring a merciless gunman to justice, as well as a very personal quest for revenge.

Does Henry still have what it takes to catch a ruthless serial killer? Propelled on to a trail of criminality involving money laundering and serious organized crime that stretches from Lancashire to London, Henry’s bravery and resolve is about to tested to its very limits.


Fans of Oldham’s Henry Christie series will already know to expect an action-packed, violence-filled, edge-of-the-seat thriller, while readers not yet familiar with this excellent series have a real treat in store … A meaty plot full of white-knuckle suspense makes this a cracking-good read


Taut … Fully realized characters complement the well-crafted plot. Oldham shows no signs of losing steam

Publishers Weekly

A razor-sharp plot, shocking twists, gruesome violence, pulse-pounding suspense, and a heart-stopping ending make this a not-to-be-missed page-turner for fans of hard-boiled cop thrillers

Booklist Starred Review of Bad Cops

Distinguished by its brutality, its rapid pace, and its unexpectedly chilling final scene

Kirkus Reviews on Bad Cops

Bloodshed, suspense, shocking twists, and a punch-to-the-gut ending make for a gripping, wrenching, mesmerizing read. One of the best in a consistently excellent series – add it to the growing list of mysteries starring retired cops (Harry Bosch, John Rebus)

Booklist Starred Review of Bad Blood

Well-plotted . . . will have fans of gritty police procedurals on the edge of their seats

Publishers Weekly on Unforgiving

Nick Oldham

Nick Oldham is a retired police inspector who served in the force from the age of nineteen. As well as the acclaimed Henry Christie novels, he is the author of the Steve Flynn series.

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Bad Timing by Nick Oldham is available in the following formats

Paperback978178029731629th July 2021139 X 215mm224£13.99
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