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Bad boy : / [an Inspector Banks novel]
Peter Robinson
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From Publishers' Weekly:

Robinson tries something different in his excellent 19th novel to feature Det. Chief Insp. Alan Banks (after All the Colors of Darkness) by keeping the Yorkshire policeman offstage for the first half of the book. Banks's daughter, Tracy, knows that her friend, Erin Doyle, is dating a bad boy. But she doesn't know how bad Jaff McCready is until the recovery of a gun at Erin's parents' home results in a fatal accident. Before Tracy knows what's happening, Jaff whisks her on an adventure, eventually hiding out at Banks's house while her father is on holiday in America. As Det. Insp. Annie Cabbot searches for Jaff, Tracy's infatuation turns sour when she finds Jaff's suitcase of drugs, money, and a gun, and becomes his hostage. When Banks returns to Yorkshire, he has to balance his roles as a cop and a father. Robinson deftly integrates Banks's personal life with an acute look at British attitudes about police, guns, and violence in this strong entry in a superb series. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

DCI Alan Banks's daughter, Tracy, has been feeling neglected lately. Her brother's music career has taken off, and she is still working in a bookstore while she tries to decide what she wants to do with her life. When suave and handsome bad boy Jaff McCready enters her life, she is ready for romance and vulnerable to his superficial charm. An illegal firearm found in her roommate's possession is traced to Jaff, and he convinces Tracy to leave the country with him. But she soon becomes his prisoner, as he holds her hostage in order to protect himself from the police. Banks must tread carefully if he is to save his daughter from this volatile and unstable young man. Verdict Branching out into new territory, Robinson's 19th installment in the Inspector Banks series (after All the Colors of Darkness) is more of a suspense story than a "whodunit." Excellent characterization and skillful plotting make this an engrossing read. [See Prepub Mystery, LJ 4/1/10.]-Linda Oliver, MLIS, Colorado Springs (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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main characters Alan Banks
Spending vacation time in San Francisco; returns home to find his daughtewr has been kidnapped.
Detective chief inspector

Annie Cabbot
Banks' colleague and former lover.
Detective inspector

Tracy Banks
Angry at her father; her best friend, Erin's, father is accidentally shot; being held hostage by Jeff, Erin's boyfriend.

Erin Doyle
Tracy's best friend; in police custody after her father was accidentally shot.

Jeff McCreedy
Erin's boyfriend; took Tracy hostage.

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