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If I Should Die

(2014)
(The first book in the Joseph Stark series)
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The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of If I Should Die, the astounding debut from British author Matthew Frank. Read by the actor Will Rycroft.

It begins with vicious, apparently motiveless attacks on down and outs in South London. But when one of the homeless victims dies from his wounds, it's murder.... For the Met investigation team's newest member, Joseph Stark, death is already all too familiar. Injured in an attack that killed his fellow soldiers and tortured by nightmares since he returned, Afghan veteran Stark has enough on his hands just trying to recover without enduring the scrutiny and sideways glances of his new colleagues. The drink and painkillers he's leaning on to keep going aren't helping. And there's only so long he can ignore the efforts of the Ministry of Defence to speak to him.

When one of the victims of the attacks fights back it's soon clear that there's much more at stake than gangs preying randomly on society's weakest members. But as Stark hunts down the truth - and the rotten heart of the crimes - his own strength is fading. It seems that the ex-soldier's determination to see justice done may not, this time, be enough to carry him through.

If I Should Die is the first title in a new crime series, and outstanding characterization, pitch-perfect dialogue, and precision plotting mark out Matthew Frank as a debut writer to watch. With the introduction of series character and ex-soldier police detective Joseph Stark, fans of Ian Rankin's Rebus novels will be hooked from the word go.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

June 2014 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: If I Should Die (Joseph Stark)
Author(s): Matthew Frank
ISBN: 1-4059-1381-9 / 978-1-4059-1381-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: If I Should Die (Joseph Stark)
Author(s): Matthew Frank
ISBN: 1-4059-1751-2 / 978-1-4059-1751-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: If I Should Die
Author(s): Matthew Frank
ISBN: 0-7181-7934-X / 978-0-7181-7934-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

June 2014 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: If I Should Die
Author(s): Matthew Frank
Publisher: Penguin Books Limited
Availability: Amazon   

June 2014 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: If I Should Die
Author(s): Matthew Frank
Publisher: Penguin Books Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

June 2014 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: If I Should Die (Joseph Stark Book 1)
Author(s): Matthew Frank
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   


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