DETECTIVE JOHNNY MANN IS BACK Missing children. An evil racket. A race against time ! Summoned to meet his boss, rebellious Detective Johnny Mann expects to be told that he is being demoted. Instead he is ordered to lead the investigation into the kidnapping of Amy Tang - the illegitimate daughter of a major player in the skin trade, CK Leung. Mann is reluctant to help - he has crossed paths with CK before- but he has no choice. Nine-year-old Amy is the third child to be kidnapped and held for a vast sum of money, but while the other two children were released after the vast ransom was paid, Amy is still being held captive. Mann's investigation takes him to London, where he teams up with DC Becky Stamp. Within days of his arrival, an arson attack kills twelve women and children. The charred bodies of the victims are found chained to their beds - their injuries rendering them identifiable! What is the link between the kidnapping of Amy in Hong Kong and the deaths of these women and children and can Mann discover the truth before it's too late. Prepare to be terrorised all over again with this disturbingly addictive thriller from the writer hailed as the female James Patterson. / Lee's debut, The Trophy Taker, was a Sunday Times bestseller. / Set in the murky world of international child-trafficking. /Major publicity and marketing campaign for this highly promotable author. / Lee Weeks is a key author for AVON - publishing twice a year to create a strong brand and fast track her to the top 10. All bookshop, independent and library sales to Gardners Books and Betrams. www.gardners.com www.bertrams.com www.avon-books.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.org / Competition: James Patterson, Jilliane Hoffman, Chelsea Cain
Lee Weeks was born in Devon in 1958. She left school and, armed with a notebook and very little cash, spent seven years working her way around Europe and South East Asia. She returned to settle in London, marry and raise two children. In twenty years, she worked as an English teacher, chef, model, coctail waitress and personal fitness trainer. She now lives in Devon with her two children and her dogs.
'A gritty and atmospheric read.' Closer magazine