4 out of 5 stars.
Find Them Dead by Peter James.
This was a nice easy read, exactly what I expect from Peter James. Good characters, good storyline and a relaxing read. If you like courtroom based books then you’ll enjoy this, if you don’t, well, maybe give this one a miss. It’s the 16th of the Roy Grace series, but that seemed a bit like an afterthought with this one. This won’t have you on the edge of your seat but as a holiday or bedtime read you won’t do much better. Peter James is always a safe bet for a good read.
Ending his secondment to London’s Met Police, Roy Grace gets a tip-off about a drugs mastermind operating out of Brighton. On his first day back in his old job, he is called to a seemingly senseless murder.
Gradually, Grace’s investigation draws him into the evil sphere of an utterly ruthless drug dealer on trial. A man prepared to order the death of anyone it takes to enable him to walk free from court.
Sitting in the jury is Meg Magellan, whose daughter’s life is being threatened by a stranger who tells her that if she ever wants to see her alive again, it is very simple. At the end of the trial, all she has to do is make sure the jury says just two words . . . Not guilty.