The Crime Trade

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    IGNOU M.Com Study Material, IGNOU Books, Free Download is no ordinary undercover cop Something of a maverick, with a chequered disciplinary record, he s always lived life on the edge With his close friend dead in the shoot out, he now determines to go it aloneEnter DI John Gallan and his partner DS Tina Boyd, part of the Serious Crime Squad investigating the murder of ex gangster turned informer Slim Robbie O Brien Slim Robbie had helped Gallan and Boyd set up the operation and is now dead too, shot with his mother in his council flat in Islington while events at Heathrow were taking place Meanwhile Stegs Jenner is working to his own agenda, developing a plan he s been thinking about for a long, long time Revenge, he decides, is a dish best taken very, very cold But is he the man the police are after As Gallan, Boyd and DI Asif Malik inch ever nearer to the man responsible for the Heathrow shooting, they uncover a murderous conspiracy that will take them to the heart of one of London s most notorious criminal gangs What they cannot know is that they ve also embarked on a collision path that will lead one of them straight into the rifle sights of the enemy."/>
  • Paperback
  • 464
  • The Crime Trade
  • Simon Kernick
  • English
  • 05 May 2019
  • 0552150657

About the Author: Simon Kernick

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  1. Gary says:

    This is the 1st book in the Tina Boyd series by one of my favourite authors Simon Kernick For some reason I have managed to leave the very first novel in the series to the end, having already read the others I was already familiar with the other characters which always helps when starting a new book but for some reason I struggled to get into this book and there was no stage when I felt truly gripped by it.This novel is about Operation Surgical Strike, a police sting which is designed to catch This is the 1st book in the Tina Boyd series by one of my favourite authors Simon Kernick For some reason I have managed to leave the very first novel in the series to the end, having already read the others I was already familiar with the other characters which always helps when starting a new book but for some reason I struggled to get into this book and there was no stage when I felt truly gripped by it.This novel is about Operation Surgical Strike, a police sting which is designed to catch Colombian drug traffickers in the act of selling a large consignment of cocaine to undercover police officers in a Heathrow hotel Things go horribly wrong and suspicion falls on Stegs Jenner who is one of the officers involved Stegs is not a normal officer and has an unfortunate disciplinary record, he s always lived life on the edge With his close friend dead in the shoot out, he now determines to go it alone.Meanwhile DI John Gallan and his partner DS Tina Boyd members of the Serious Crime Squad are investigating the murder of ex gangster turned informer Slim Robbie O Brien Slim Robbie had helped Gallan and Boyd set up the operation and is now dead too, shot with his mother in his council flat in Islington while events at Heathrow were taking place While DI John Gallan and Tina Boyd close in on the man responsible for the Heathrow shooting, they uncover a murderous conspiracy that will take them to the heart of one of London s most notorious criminal gangs What they don t know is that they are also embarked on a collision path that will lead one of them straight into the rifle sights of the enemy.A good read but I already know that the series improves as it goes on

  2. Seán B says:

    3.5 stars rounded up for this one Not really sure where to start with this one, first half of the book I wasnt quite sure what to make of this I m a big fan of Kernick having read 8 other books of his I read Relentless before which is installment 2 of the Tina Boyd series so I thought I would go back to the beginning We are introduced to Stegs Jenner, undercover cop involved in taking down a Colombian drug bust with colleague Paul Yokes Vokermann when things don t go according to plan T 3.5 stars rounded up for this one Not really sure where to start with this one, first half of the book I wasnt quite sure what to make of this I m a big fan of Kernick having read 8 other books of his I read Relentless before which is installment 2 of the Tina Boyd series so I thought I would go back to the beginning We are introduced to Stegs Jenner, undercover cop involved in taking down a Colombian drug bust with colleague Paul Yokes Vokermann when things don t go according to plan The fall out from the drug bust sees Stegs pit his wits against the rest of the force as all his colleagues are keen to point out his flaws and suspicious circumstances surrounding Operation Surgical Strike hoping I got the name right In steps DI John Gallan and DS Tina Boyd, who were involved in setting up the operation to take down the Colombian drug bust Trying to deal with the blowback at how the operation went asunder, John and Tina go to work in putting the pieces back together to try find out how it could have all went wrong John and Tina meanwhile are involved in a behind the scenes relationship outside the workplace and agree to keep it from their colleagues for now as the relationship develops For the first 20% or so I wasnt really convinced I was going to enjoy this we were introduced to a graphic violent scene around this as we discover a bitabout Stegs undercover operations that have lead him to this point I found his character hard to like, and much preferred the moments of DI John Gallan and DS Tina Boyd investigative movements leading them on this case The book s pace increased as I hit the 50% mark and becameenjoyable and ended up coming to a worthwhile conclusion at the end As I am a big fan of Kernick I will read Deadline Tina Boyd 3 and see if the series progresses much better than the first one

  3. Mike says:

    Nice British police procedural, but not as engaging as his good bad guy series, Dennis Milne.

  4. Clare O& says:

    Some readers will enjoy thisthan I did The British police procedural comes in a few forms and in this instance we see the nastier and less teamworking side of London crime I found it unusual that the narration jumps from a third person to a first person Then the first person is a man, DI John Gallan, not the female called DS Tina Boyd who is the overall title of the series Seems to me that the book came first and the series came later When we are in third person, which is most of the Some readers will enjoy thisthan I did The British police procedural comes in a few forms and in this instance we see the nastier and less teamworking side of London crime I found it unusual that the narration jumps from a third person to a first person Then the first person is a man, DI John Gallan, not the female called DS Tina Boyd who is the overall title of the series Seems to me that the book came first and the series came later When we are in third person, which is most of the time, we often follow a man called Stegs Jenner who would be an antihero if he was worthy of the title but really comes across as pathetic Maybe there are policing units where a cop can spend his life sinking pints and swallowing speed Maybe no police dog has ever sniffed him and sat with eager ears at his feet, waiting for the handler to notice And maybe some criminals really don t notice if they leave fingerprints, trace evidence and hairs all over the place the author doesn t seem to care Discipline and teamwork are appalling and I found no sense of cohesion whatsoever among the coppers perhaps because they kept on being pulled off one job and put on another with no regard for who worked with whom or was expert at what North and east London are the main districts worked, no very scenic locations We are shown a web of plots and characters, many of whom are mere names, like a gangster family and all of whom on the criminal side live by drugs, prostitution and threats Anyway expect violence, gory death, strong language and sexual references from the start Almost all characters are male and we get only a few pages of female viewpoint If that s not your scene, try Ruth Rendell s Inspector Wexford books or Cynthia Harrod Eagles s DI Bill Slider books

  5. Dan says:

    Contains spoilersI must admit that this review is based on the audiobook narrated by Dave John, who I really can t stand as a narrator due to the unconvincing voices used and the delivery of dialogues Leaving aside the narration of this book, I don t feel Simon was fair in delivering twists in the story by not giving the full story as it progressed Even though the finger was, correctly, pointed at Steggs from the offset, his side of the story denied this from the beginning leading the re Contains spoilersI must admit that this review is based on the audiobook narrated by Dave John, who I really can t stand as a narrator due to the unconvincing voices used and the delivery of dialogues Leaving aside the narration of this book, I don t feel Simon was fair in delivering twists in the story by not giving the full story as it progressed Even though the finger was, correctly, pointed at Steggs from the offset, his side of the story denied this from the beginning leading the reader to think otherwise This same style was present also in Stay Alive and I feel that, in order to createof a thrilling read and attain the ahhh at the end when the story is laid out to the reader, other twists should have been incorporated I did enjoy the ending as it s nice to think that sometimes the bad guys do win and crime does pay, but I found the plot quite confusing to follow and, as was the case with a couple of Kernick s other works, the final explanation of the story was necessary to explain how the plot was supposed to have been laid out Admittedly, this was an early book in his career and I have enjoyed numerous others so it s not all bad If you can, however, avoid Dave John s readings and look for something Paul Thornley has narrated

  6. KurdishBookworm says:

    I guess Simon Kernick likes to dramatize everything I only read first book and even though it says Tina Boyd series this girl wasn t noticeable at allAbout Stegs Jenner how stupid is this name issue he cals himself something different than his father named him but then his wife doesn t like any of his nicks and decides to call him Mark This book is so boring I don t know how to read the rest of the series as I already bought 4 books.

  7. Sjm77 says:

    Thoroughly enjoyed this book He is now in my top 3 authors I love it when I find a good author who grips me from start to finish

  8. David Stimpson says:

    very good book..beginning to really love SIMON KERNICK

  9. Richard White says:

    Good enough to try some of the others.

  10. Stefan Schulz says:

    Well, Tina Boyd, her first case in the series is given with The Crime Trade by Simon Kernick I was always curious about this series and finally got around to start with number one And quite right from the beginning I had my suspicion about who was behind the initial incident written in the book But I was wrong.The novel is very well written and a pacy and gripping read, no surprise here, this is a Kernick book In the beginning, a police sting operation goes deadly wrong, one of two cops part Well, Tina Boyd, her first case in the series is given with The Crime Trade by Simon Kernick I was always curious about this series and finally got around to start with number one And quite right from the beginning I had my suspicion about who was behind the initial incident written in the book But I was wrong.The novel is very well written and a pacy and gripping read, no surprise here, this is a Kernick book In the beginning, a police sting operation goes deadly wrong, one of two cops participating dies and the hunt for the culprit starts Meanwhile, some other murders keeps the investigators busy, which turn out to be connected somehow While the main officer seems to be DI John Gallan, the core findings are by his partner DS Tina Boyd.The view of the story changes several times between the investigators and one subject, the surviving cop of the sting operation Stegs Jenner And to be honest, I wonder why the book isn t subtitled Stegs Jenner instead of Tina Boyd, as Jenner and his point of view seems to take the biggest part of the book The funny thing is that Jenner seems somewhat like Dennis Milne, an ex cop and the protagonist of another series of Kernick But things turn out to be quite different in this case.Overall I loved this story I am curious about the follow ups and hope to learnabout Tina Boyd and hope she has apresent role I ll see, one day or so