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(The fourth book in the Tommy Fox series)
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Another baffling case for Fox and flying squad...

On the hard shoulder of the M4, two traffic officers spot a car illegally parked and with no hazard lights on.

Figuring it's someone or a family taking the mick, the officers approach the car as routine.

But instead they make a far more startling discovery...

Two men shot right through the windscreen. At least they believe it's two men - their faces aren't even intact enough to identify the bodies.

With few clues, Detective Chief Superintendent Tommy Fox, operational head of the Flying Squad is called in.

A legend by this point for his brave actions in the force, as well as disarming and caustic wit, Fox is tough but well respected.

Searching the car, there is one important clue: a white powder found in the car boot...


Fox knows a drug smuggling ring when he sees one. A large and organised one at that - but this time, something clearly went wrong...

Another thrilling addition from Graham Ison, Snowdrop is a clever and suspenseful murder mystery.

Praise for Graham Ison...

'A fast-paced pro's job with a surprise murderer cleverly held in the wings until near curtain-fall.' - John Coleman, Sunday Times

'Enjoyable story told by an ex-policeman with enviable snap and crackle.' - Felicia Lamb, Mail on Sunday

'The book's particular virtue, raising it far above the level of the average competent thriller, is the intelligent use Ison makes of his inside knowledge. It all sounds very much like reality, like the way things do get done.' - Times Literary Supplement

'Altogether a police procedural to put beside McBain. In other words, top of the class.' - Julian Symons, Independent

'Author's personal top-cop experience adds realistic tang.' - Marcel Berlins, The Times

About the author...

Graham Ison was born and brought up in Surrey. The son of an artist, and the grandson of a composer, he served in the army for five years before joining the police. He spent most of his service with the CID at Scotland Yard and between 1967 and 1971 was Personal Protection Officer to Prime Ministers Harold Wilson and Edward Heath. After a spell of duty with the Diplomatic Protection Group, he returned to Scotland Yard in 1981 as a detective chief superintendent. He retired at this rank in 1986 and now lives in Hampshire.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Graham Ison's Snowdrop

Hardback Editions

September 1992 : UK Hardback

Title: Snowdrop (Macmillan crime case)
Author(s): Graham Ison
ISBN: 0-333-57719-1 / 978-0-333-57719-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Paperback Editions

August 2017 : USA Paperback

Title: Snowdrop (Tommy Fox)
Author(s): Graham Ison
ISBN: 1-5495-8742-0 / 978-1-5495-8742-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Independently published
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Kindle Editions

August 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Snowdrop (A Tommy Fox Thriller Book 4)
Author(s): Graham Ison
Publisher: Lume Books
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