by Nick Oldham

Henry Christie is drawn out of retirement by a brutal killer and must confront old foes in this breathless thriller.

Henry Christie is enjoying a quiet retirement running the Tawny Owl pub – until a devastating moorland fire tears through the surrounding area and he finds himself at the forefront of coordinating the local response. When the occupants of a remote farm can’t be contacted, Henry goes to check on them – and makes a grisly discovery.

Reluctantly agreeing to help the police with their investigation, Henry is reunited with DC Diane Daniels, and is soon confronting an explosive mix of organized crime, violence and drug turf wars which leads him back to his old hunting ground in Blackpool – and old enemies who will stop at nothing to finally have their revenge.


A fast-paced, suspenseful thriller that’s packed with unexpected twists and brutal violence … a gripping page-turner


Intricately plotted … Oldham smoothly unfurls the fast and furious action and seamlessly stitches together the various threads to form a satisfying whole. Fans of contemporary British police procedurals will be rewarded

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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Wildfire by Nick Oldham is available in the following formats

Paperback978178029682129th January 2021140 X 217mm224£13.99
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