The Harry Virdee series: If Luther was set in Bradford.
Over one hundred mosques in the city, and a bomb has been planted under one of them. It is Friday prayers, the mosques are locked down. No one can leave. The city is under siege.
'This couldn’t be more topical if A. A. Dhand was handing you the freshly written pages as he watched the news. It’s hugely exciting, too.’ Jake Kerridge, Sunday Express
A bomb detonates in Bradford’s City Park.
When the alert sounds, DCI Harry Virdee has just enough time to get his son and his mother to safety before the bomb blows. But this is merely a stunt.
The worst is yet to come.
A new and aggressive nationalist group, the Patriots, have hidden a second device under one of the city’s mosques. In exchange for the safe release of those at Friday prayers, the Patriots want custody of the leaders of radical Islamist group Almukhtaroon – the chosen ones.
The government does not negotiate with terrorists. Even when thousands of lives are at risk.
There is only one way out.
But Harry’s wife is in one of those mosques. Left with no choice, Harry must find the Almukhtaroon, to offer the Patriots his own deal.
Because sometimes the only way to save lives, is to take them.
'One of the most multi-layered policemen to have appeared in recent years' Mail on Sunday
‘An author to keep an eye on . . . Dhand is a fearless writer’ Sunday Times
“This couldn’t be more topical if A. A. Dhand was handing you the freshly written pages as he watched the news. It’s hugely exciting, too.”
Jake Kerridge, Sunday Express