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Parker Bilal is the pseudonym of Jamal Mahjoub, the critically acclaimed literary novelist. He is the author of the Makana Investigations series. The Divinities, the first in his Crane & Drake London crime series, was published in 2019. Born in London, he has lived in a number of places, including the UK, Denmark, Spain and, currently, the Netherlands.
Ben Onwukwe is a British film, radio, television, theatre and voice actor. He is perhaps best known for appearing as Stuart ‘Recall’ MacKenzie in the British drama London’s Burning (ITV). He has also had recurring roles on television series The Bill, Coronation Street and Safe
When two bodies are found brutally murdered at a building site in Battersea, DS Cal Drake is first to the scene. He sees an opportunity: to solve a high-profile case and to repair his reputation after a botched undercover operation almost ended his promising career in the Violent Crimes Unit.
Assigned to work with the forensic psychologist Dr Rayhana Crane, and on the hunt for an elusive killer, Drake’s investigations lead down the dark corridors of the past – to the Iraq war and the destruction both he and Crane witnessed there. With a community poised on the brink of violence, Crane and Drake must put their lives on the line to stop the killer before vengeance is unleashed.
This keeps you turning the pages as I couldn’t wait to read what was going to happen next. I like these two characters, you can almost hear Drake yourself. Very well written by a brilliant author, also part of a series so looking forward to reading more about DS Cal Drake.