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‘Move over, Inspector Morse! This is a classic police thriller which grabs you by the throat from the first page and doesn't let up the tension until the cataclysmic finale. Plenty of blood, sadism, violence, villains and suspense along the way. The author is interested in many things, and manages to interest the reader, too. Alex Howard can only get better and better -- like his principal character, DI Hanlon, who may remind older readers of Modesty Blaise!


An excellent debut novel which I hope will be succeeded by many more in the same vein.’

- Marius Gabriel, author

 '....this intriguing, convoluted book'

         Shots Magazine

Full Review

'I loved Hanlon. TIME TO DIE was brilliantly done, authentic and doesn't pull any punches... The story twists and turns its way to an edge of the seat conclusion... scintillating and heartfelt' 


Detective Inspector Hanlon. She'll break but she won't bend. A woman with a habit of breaking the rules and a fierce loyalty to the few people she respects.

Her boss, Corrigan. Looks like a street copper promoted above his ability. Underestimate him at your peril.

Enver Demirel. Known in the boxing ring as Iron Hand. Now soft and gone to seed. But he would do anything for Hanlon.

Now the kidnap of a 12-year-old diabetic boy has blown the case of some missing children wide apart and the finger is pointing at the heart of the Met.

Corrigan sends in the only cop in his team who would care more about the life of a boy than about her own career. Hanlon.

And then he sends Demirel to spy on her...