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Cold in Hand Hardcover – September 15, 2008
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DI Lynn Kellogg has been shot while breaking up a fight between girls in two rival gangs. One girl was badly injured, while the other girl, attacking Lynn at the time, was mortally shot. Lynn's lover, DI Charlie Resnick is nearly retired but brought in to lead the investigation for the shooter while the dead girl's father blames Lynn.
Meanwhile, once Lynn is back at work, she is investigating a case which links to one being worked by the Serious and Organized Crime Agency. The case goes from dangerous to tragic.
I was so excited to see a new Charlie Resnick book and I wasn't disappointed. Harvey knows how to tell a story. He draws you in, gets you involved in the characters and the plot, hits your emotions, builds the suspense and brings it to resolution in a satisfying, realistic manner.
Charlie is a great character and Harvey gives you a real feel for his life and the people in it. Lynn, being much younger than Charlie, is a perfect balance and foil for him.
I've read all the books in the series but, with each new one, I want to go back and read them again. Not because I don't remember them, but because they are so good and this was the icing on the cake. I hope this isn't the last time we see Charlie Resnick.
Indeed, through the complicated plotting of a skillful author, the unlikely connections between petty street crime and drug use yields more frightening connotations- the rising influence of the Eastern European mob, Nottingham a seething cauldron of illegal activities and the threat of mob control. The city suffers as well from international gun running, human trafficking and a tidal wave of illegal drugs that have overwhelmed agencies, police facing enormous challenges in every arena. While Charlie is assigned to the neighborhood shooting, Lynn recovers, thanks to her bullet-proof vest, returning to one of her own troubling cases, protecting a fragile witness in a gruesome murder, the mob threatening to annihilate or terrify any potential witnesses.Read more ›
Charlie Resnick, some ten years older now, has his thirty years in with the Nottingham police and, on his bad days, the possibility of retirement often crosses his mind. Charlie is still pretty much the man he was ten years earlier, an intensely introspective guy who lives with his cats and surrounds himself with classic jazz recordings, a cynical man seldom surprised by anything that life throws at him. Charlie, however, does admit that his romantic relationship with Detective Inspector Lynn Kellogg, the much younger woman now living with him, did surprise him. When he thinks too long about it, it still does.
When DI Kellogg tries to stop two teenage girls from fighting, a young man with a gun suddenly comes at her and the girl she is pulling away from the fight. Shots are fired, the young girl is shot dead, and Kellogg - still wearing the bullet proof vest she needed on an earlier incident - is wounded. Resnick is given a prime role in the investigation and finds himself dealing with a man who claims that Lynn Kellogg saved her own life by using his daughter as a human shield, something for which, the man loudly proclaims to one and all, she will pay dearly.
Kellogg herself, when she returns to the job, is charged with solving the murder of an Eastern Europe prostitute brought into the country specifically for the sex trade.Read more ›
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I love Charlie Resnick and was so sad that he may be retiring. This was a very mournful episode. I wish the series would never end.Published 16 months ago by Joyce Kalush
Very competently written (of course it is, it's Harvey!).
Perhaps not as smooth as usual, the action has perhaps a tendency to run out of energy in places. Read more
A GREAT READ ON A WET AND COLD DAY. I LOVE CHARLIE RESNICK AND ANYONE WHO STICKS WITH THE SERIES WILL LOVE HIM, TOO. HOPEFULLY, THIS IS NOT THE LAST.Published on March 9, 2013 by English mystery lover
This book was one of the best, I had Trouble putting this down, each page kept me wanting more. The end will surprise you.Published on October 5, 2012 by tessa
When a well-known book/CD retailer went belly up here in San Diego about a year ago I went there as they were folding their tent, purchasing quite a few books that were on sale in... Read morePublished on September 24, 2012 by Carl W. Sundstrom
Very disappointed with this one--it has so much unnecessary descriptions in it about things you don't care about, I don't care about the food they eat and I sure don't need to have... Read morePublished on May 23, 2012 by ggma
This is the 11th Charlie Resnick adventure. Resnick is a police detective in Nottingham, England, who loves his jazz, sandwiches and cats. Read morePublished on July 18, 2011 by JoeV
Well-wrought characters that you care about, several highly involving plot lines, but a faltering finale and slight contrivances throughout. Read morePublished on July 9, 2010 by B. Judell