The opening section of the Point is a continuation of the story in the previous book Deadlock I have read all the books in this series but even so had to rack my brains to remember what had happened in a book I had read over a year ago I cottoned on eventually Some reviewers have even had to go back and read Deadlock again This is a minor uibble but might be off putting for a reader who is new to the Nick Dixon books As always the main investigation is a complex one that reuires Nick and his team to delve
back into old cases until the motive becomes into old cases until the motive becomes A Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life lot of the action takes place in the unusual setting of the construction site for a new power station Hinkley Point C This is a restricted area and further complicates the investigation bringing Nick Dixon into conflict with senior officers Like most other fictional detectives of his rank he does not have aot of time for his media conscious budget obsessed superiors but does not Crazy Love let it hold him back from doing what he needs to do Another thread to this gripping story is the poisoning of Dixon s dog Monty as if he did not have enough to contend with As regular readers will know Dixon s favourite way to wind down and think about the case he s working on is to take Monty for a walk on the beach at the end of aong hard day Nevertheless he manages to stay focussed on the case as he waits for news of MontyBeyond the Point is the ninth book to feature Nick Dixon and his colleagues one of the reasons I really Annual Editions: Technologies, Social Media, and Society like reading a seriesike this is that you are already familiar with the team of detectives you don t have to spend time becoming acuainted with them and you can just jump straight into the story The Somerset countryside plays a arge part in these books and if made into a TV series would surely do for the tourist industry there what the books by Ann Cleeves have done for Shetland and Northumbria As I didn t read this immediately when it first came out there is not ong to wait now for the next in the series Down Among the Dead I hope there will be many books in this series I can always rely on Damien Boyd for a good solid police procedural and nice to get it on my Kindle Unlimited subscription This deals with a serial killer who goes on the oose at nuclear power station Hinckley Point The story that thereby unravels is satisfyingly complex having its roots in corruption and fixing many years ago I ike the Somerset setting of Boyd s books and his characters DI Dixon his police officer girlfriend Jane though is it a bit sexist to always call Dixon Dixon and Jane Jane his dog Monty and their police colleagues Monty has a big role in this one Black Heart, Red Ruby leading to one of Dixon s all time enemies being put away I won t give anything away but it s a good sub plot Today s series detectives always have a characteristic issueproblem eg Strike an Tony Steiner is still on the run from theast book It s the biggest manhunt in recent history and he s nowhere to be seen That is until the body of elderly Mrs Boswell turns up hanging in her barn in a remote cottage When there s another sighting it suggests Steiner is moving eastwards so the hunt is concentrated in that direction DI Nick Dixon becomes convinced that Steiner is hiding out in the massive building project that is Hinckley Point C future nuclear power station There s no way the police are going to be allowed to wander around there on a detective s whim It s a different matter when a dead body is found dumper truck driver Amy has had her neck broken and been dumped in a silo which was due to be filled with aggregate Finally the team is allowed in but Nick is imited to the main section because Steiner has eft references to him at his previous hideouts which have been interpreted as threats Instead Nick is told to follow up his hunch that Amy s death was targeted and not a simple she saw Steiner and paid the price scenario that the higher ups favour The first thing Nick finds is that Amy s Mum disappeared only two weeks previously Nick doesn t believe in coincidences That New Plant Parent: Learn the Ways of Plant Parenthood leaves himooking into Stella Amy s Mum and Amy s past for an answerThat takes us back to the prologue where a man commits suicide Dreaming Me: An African-American Woman's Buddhist Journey leaving a note to his wife Stella and his unborn daughter whom he wouldike to be called Amy Years previously Liam won the contract to build the platforms under the then new Severn bridge During construction a platform had collapsed resulting in the death of three workmen Liam is sure the platform was sabotaged but cannot prove it On the eve of his trial for negligence Liam takes the easiest way out for him It turns out to be the hardest. DI Nick Dixon is on the hunt for a vicious serial killer following a trail of fingerprints and DNA across west SomersetWhen the body of a young woman is found on the building site of a nuclear power station work grinds to a halt The body bears all the ,
Way for Stella who has spent the intervening years trying to prove the sabotage Stella had even roped Amy into her obsessionWhen Nick ooks at the report of Stella s prove the sabotage Stella had even roped Amy into her obsessionWhen Nick ooks at the report of Stella s several things don t add up At first he assumes it s ЯED laziness as the investigating officer was his nemesis Chard Eventually Nick realises that it s than justaziness it s deliberate doctoring if statements It turns out married Chard had been having a relationship with Stella and that he d taken the original police file of the investigation into the collapse of the platform And Given It To Her Chard Had Nothing To Do given it to her Chard had nothing to do her disappearance but he d tried to cover up his connection That covering up had meant that the person or persons who had taken Stella had killed her as suggested by the copious amount of blood eft at the scene were getting away with itMeanwhile Steiner has been cornered and was holding a driver hostage at the top of the highest crane on site He s insisting Nick come to him Good job Nick has a head for heights In a tense scene Steiner tells Nick he was given a false ID to gain access to the site and that his first job was to sabotage the tarmac so that the current contractor would ose his contract Then he was told to kill Amy The rewards were bitcoin and a passage out of Hinckley on a boat which turned out to be a The Lost Art of Reading Natures Signs lie He wanted Nick to know about his being double crossed and to bring those responsible to justice There s a twistedogic to this and a respect for Nick s abilities Steiner dies from a sniper bullet to the headPersonal pressure is piling on to Nick He s seen so much blood and horrors recently and has had to wash Steiner s brains out of his hair The hunt for Steiner has meant he s been playing fast and oose with his eating and insulin injections for his diabetes In fact the hospital keep trying to contact him after a recent check up and they are saying
it s urgent and still Nick is ignoring them Then Monty Nick s dog is poisoned Someone has puts urgent and still Nick is ignoring them Then Monty Nick s dog is poisoned Someone has put freeze into his drinking bowl It s touch and go and Monty won t be out of danger for several days Nick s in a personal pressure cooker and the heat just keeps being turned upNick starts ooking for people involved with the old case platform collapse and the new building contracts at Hinckley It is a Monsieur Pain longaborious process to find the A Spark of Light: the fearless new novel from the Number One bestselling author links across the years and evenonger to prove them With two out of three conspirators accounted for Nick has to stick his neck out to search the and of a baronet especially as they ve searched once already and come up empty handed Nick prevails and justice is finally done for Liam Stella and Amy Another book that was a pleasure to read from start to finishAlthough the ninth in a series of police procedurals set among the murder investigation team of the Avon and Somerset force it reads as a stand alone Further it is steeped in ayers of mystery and faced paced actionAs a fan of the author and his characters it is a delight to receive an early copy of Beyond the Point I was not disappointed and the novel was all consuming I The Exhaustion Breakthrough liked that it was a straight timeine of an investigation based on a hunt for a serial killer on the run and foolishly straying into Nick s patchDI Nick Dixon and his faithful team are relentless in their pursuit of the fugitive and finally track him down at Hinckley PointThis is riveting stuff intense action and creatively written Yet the unfolding of this case reveals a conspiracy far gre Another good West Country police procedural featuring DI Nick Dixon an interesting character well developed but without the personal problems or neuroses many fictional policemen are saddled with to make them interesting Beyond the pointI so enjoyed this book having read the other Nick Dixon books I couldn t put it down reading into the small hours but persistence paid off Nick got his men in the end Thank you Damian for such a detailed well written novel What will Nick Dixon uncover next Wowsers are we really on book nine of this series Doesn t time fly when you are having fun Even though the main story is self contained within this book there is so much to be gained with regard to backstory and character development that as always I would really urge you to start from book one and read in order I would definitely recommend each and every one of these books although I will also add that the first isn t the strongest but worth reading to be in at the beginningSo Nick and his team are on the hunt for a serial killer who has remained a step ahead of the Police at every turn Just when they think they have tracked him down further investigations. Allmarks of yet another random murder at the hands of the escaped killer Then Dixon finds a motiveFighting for his place on the Major Investigation Team he soon uncovers a family’s desperate search for the truth exposing a web of corruption and death.