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The Hollow Man: A Novel (Detective Nick Belsey Series)

By Oliver Harris

“A twisting spiral of lies and corruption, a pitch-perfect portrait of latest London, and a beguiling bastard of a hero—what a recipe for an excellent read.”
—Val McDermid, writer of The Mermaids Singing

Describing London police detective Nick Belsey, hero of The hole Man, an enthrallingly unique mystery from British crime novelist Oliver Harris—the Daily Mail declared, “He’s bought to be London’s coolest cop.” Crime fiction lovers are bound to agree, specially these addicted to the novels of Ian Rankin, Peter Robinson, Mark Billingham, and Jo Nesbø. the 1st e-book in a sequence of stressful and twisting police procedurals, The hole Man starts off with Belsey at all-time low, after which embroils him in a brazen id robbery rip-off and attainable homicide which may depart him both prosperous or lifeless. It’s time to find Oliver Harris, a brand new grasp of noir who’s destined to be a tremendous guy on the scene of the crime.

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Belsey grabbed his wrist and compelled him midway right into a police carry, gripping him from the again, however the intruder knew police holds and wasn’t able to hand over the struggle. He slammed Belsey many times opposed to the wall, knocking vases and embellishes off a shelf to the ground. Charlotte grabbed an award that had fallen, a lead fountain pen set right into a heavy block of wooden. She smashed it opposed to the intruder’s head. He didn’t like that. He swore and grew to become, flailing. Belsey sensed he didn’t get pleasure from being outnumbered. Charlotte aimed one other swing towards his face. The intruder misplaced his footing and nearly fell, sooner than stumbling down the steps in the direction of the door. “Let him go,” Belsey stated. “Let him pass? ” Belsey watched the intruder leap right into a blue Renault and force off, nonetheless masked, grinding the gears. “What the fuck used to be that? ” Charlotte stated. “That used to be us successful. Are you okay? ” “Better than 3 mins in the past. ” They back to the room the place he’d interrupted the fellow. It was once a learn with a table and cabinets of records and reference books. Charlotte sat on the table, nonetheless shaking. Belsey took her fingers and checked her wrists the place they’d been tied. Blood used to be returning. He published them. “Should I name the police? ” she stated. Charlotte picked up her cellular, stared at it blankly, then placed it down back at the table. She ran her fingers over her face and close her eyes, then opened them. “No,” Belsey acknowledged. “He’ll be on first-name phrases with whoever turns up. ” “Why? ” “He’s a personal investigator. ” Belsey went over to the submitting cupboard the investigator were so busy with. “It’s now not the place many of us maintain their jewellery,” he acknowledged. He slid a cupboard drawer out. “What have you ever been doing to get them ? ” “I’ve been instructed to not belief you. ” “Sure. There’s been loads of stuff thrown on your direction—do you recognize what I suggest? i believe trusting me may be your least worst choice immediately. ” She became to stand him. “This is your determination, Charlotte. You belief me otherwise you don’t. inform me concerning the one that phoned you with a lot to claim approximately my monetary state of affairs. ” “It was once an nameless name. ” “What did they are saying? ” “That you have been bankrupt. ” “The related one that advised you to visit the on line casino? ” “I imagine so. ” “What does he sound like? ” “Male, English. Middle-aged, or thereabouts. ” Belsey driven the cupboard drawer close. “Listen, someone’s attempting to tie us up in knots. the total on line casino assembly used to be engineered to teach us who used to be up to speed. They be aware of we’re directly to them. Me and also you. We’re risky jointly simply because we’re with regards to figuring anything out. So they’re enjoying video games with us. i believe they’re utilizing us to dam one another and to decelerate the remainder of the folks they’ve annoyed. That’s now not a really secure function for us. you have to benefit to belief me. ” “What’s this approximately? ” “It’s approximately them getting away with whatever. i believe that anything includes Milton Granby and town of London. You acknowledged he used to be as much as no solid. What’s he doing? ” “I haven’t received the main points but. It’s a scheme to carry a refund into his debts, that’s all i do know.

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