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Neil Lancaster was born in Liverpool in the 1960s. He recently left the Metropolitan Police where he served for over twenty-five years, predominantly as a detective, leading and conducting investigations into some of the most serious criminals across the UK and beyond.

Neil acted as a surveillance and covert policing specialist, using all types of techniques to arrest and prosecute drug dealers, human traffickers, fraudsters, and murderers. During his career, he successfully prosecuted several wealthy and corrupt members of the legal profession who were involved in organised immigration crime. These prosecutions led to jail sentences, multi-million pound asset confiscations and disbarments.

Since retiring from the Metropolitan Police, Neil has relocated to the Scottish Highlands with his wife and son, where he mixes freelance investigations with writing.

Genres: Mystery
Tom Novak
   1. Going Dark (2019)
   2. Going Rogue (2019)
   3. Going Back (2020)
DS Max Craigie
   1. Dead Man's Grave (2021)
   2. The Blood Tide (2022)
   3. The Night Watch (2022)
   4. Blood Runs Cold (2023)
   5. The Devil You Know (2024)
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Right to Kill (2021)
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"Breakneck pace, terrific protagonist and a kick-ass sidekick . . . The sense of place just leaps off the page."
Don't Let Him In (2021)
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"An absolute belter of a thriller. Dark, sinister, clever and creepy. Keeps you guessing right to the very end."

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