by Nick Oldham

Blood will flow . . . Henry Christie and DS Debbie Blackstone are drawn into a bloody turf war between European organized crime gangs as they attempt to follow up leads in a Lancashire police Cold Case Unit operation.

Viktor Bashkim, head of one of Europe’s most feared mafia gangs, is preparing to hand over power to his ruthless daughter, Sofia. But as they leave the family villa high in the Cypriot hills for business overseas, Viktor’s old nemesis is watching . . .

In Lancashire, retired detective superintendent turned civilian investigator Henry Christie is assisting the Cold Case Unit with Operation Sparrow Hawk, investigating historic child abuse and murder kick-started by the arrests made in his last chilling case. But as Henry and his colleague DS Debbie Blackstone close in on a lead, they suddenly find themselves embroiled in a brutal, blood-soaked turf war between organized crime gangs in Europe, the fallout of which will be felt across the genteel country lanes of northern England.


“This edge-of-the seat narrative, with constantly ratcheting tension, features a twist-a-minute plot and a thoroughly unexpected shock ending”


“Understated exposition and violent set pieces, all professionally handled throughout”

Kirkus Reviews

“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”

Booklist on Bad Timing

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

Publishers Weekly on Bad Timing

“A fast-paced, suspenseful thriller that’s packed with unexpected twists ... a gripping page-turner”

Booklist on Wildfire

“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

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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Transfusion by Nick Oldham is available in the following formats

Hardback97807278501571st February 2022145 X 224mm224$28.99
Hardback978072785015725th November 2021145 X 224mm224£20.99
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