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The Drop

(2011)
(The first book in the David Blake series)
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David Blake is no gangster, or so he likes to think - the trouble is, when money and a man go missing, his gangster boss blames him

David Blake is a white-collar criminal, working for gangster Bobby Mahoney, enjoying the good life while the money keeps on pouring in. The trouble is, a big chunk of that money has just gone missing, along with Geordie Cartwright, and Blake is getting the blame. Has Geordie run off with the drop, or has he been killed by a rival gang? As Blake goes deeper into the Newcastle underworld, a seedy and violent place filled with dodgy clubs, pubs, lap-dancing bars, and brothels, he slowly starts to uncover the truth - there's a rat in Bobby's crew and someone else is planning a take-over. Meanwhile with the crime squad and an ambitious D.I. both closing in on Bobby, it's just a matter of time before he's finally nicked for good. If that weren't enough, he has to choose between his girlfriend and his boss's gorgeous young daughter, who could be the most dangerous person in his life right now, if her dad finds out. In a desperate and bloody finale, Blake has to make an agonizing choice, and someone has to pay the ultimate price.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Howard Linskey's The Drop

Paperback Editions

2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Drop (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Howard Linskey
ISBN: 1-4712-0297-6 / 978-1-4712-0297-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: W F Howes Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


April 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Drop (David Blake 1)
Author(s): Howard Linskey
ISBN: 1-84243-394-6 / 978-1-84243-394-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: No Exit Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

December 2012 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Drop
Author(s): Howard Linskey
ISBN: 1-4712-1858-9 / 978-1-4712-1858-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


December 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Drop
Author(s): Howard Linskey
Publisher: Whole Story AudioBooks
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December 2012 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Drop
Author(s): Howard Linskey
Publisher: Whole Story AudioBooks
Availability: Amazon AU   


December 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Drop
Author(s): Howard Linskey
Publisher: Whole Story AudioBooks
Availability: Amazon CA   


December 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Drop
Author(s): Howard Linskey
Publisher: Whole Story AudioBooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Drop: A David Blake Thriller
Author(s): Howard Linskey
Publisher: Witness Impulse
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


April 2011 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Drop (David Blake Book 1)
Author(s): Howard Linskey
Publisher: No Exit Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU