Synopsis: Carlisle United are playing Millwall and the Major Crimes Team are assigned to crowd control as punishment for their renegade ways. Typically, DI Harry Evans has other ideas and tries to thwart the local firm’s plans to teach Millwall’s notorious Bushwhackers an unforgettable lesson. Meanwhile an undercover cop is travelling north with some of the Millwall contingent. His mission is to identify the ringleaders and gather evidence against them. Three illegal immigrants have been transported to Carlisle and are about to meet their new employers. Nothing is as it seems for Evans and his Major Crimes Team as they battle to avoid a bloodbath while also uncovering a far more heinous crime.
Kat’s Rating: 4/5
Kat’s Review: This novella picks up where Snatched From Home ended as we catch up with DI Harry Evans. I’m not that much of a fan of shorter books but this one delivered enough to whet my appetite and make me want to read the next one. DI Harry Evans and his team are made to cover crowd control at a football match between Carlisle United and Millwall as punishment for not obeying the rules in their last case. At first glance it seems a simple request and one that shouldn’t cause too much drama. However, Evans soon realises that a simple football fight may well be cover for something else going on.
The first chapter in and the pace is fast and frenzied and stays that way for the duration. In the middle of Evans and his team chasing down football thugs an undercover copper is travelling with some of the Millwall boys to try and gather evidence against them. While all this is going on it soon becomes apparent that Harry’s prediction is right and there are much bigger crime figures at play. This book was a short read but a great one, and is certainly a good read for somebody wanting to get a feel for the sort of books Graham Smith writes. This was a great read and I can’t wait to read the next book!