Robert Wilson’s CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
Setting his book in a seemingly non-exotic location at first appears to signal a new direction for Robert Wilson but that allusion is quickly put to bed. Wilson immediately turns the tension meter to 11 as we dive straight into an intricate kidnap plot. London may not be an exotic location but it is the world’s hub and Wilson takes us to Lisbon, Mumbai and Pakistan as he constantly ramps up the stakes and keeps everyone guessing.
Frank de Cruz is an ex-Bollywood star turned successful and ruthless businessman. His list of enemies is long so when his daughter Alysia is kidnapped in London the motive is unclear and the list of potential suspects stretches far and wide. The police aren’t to be involved so Frank brings in a specialist kidnap “consultant”, Charles Boxer. But it soon becomes clear than this isn’t about money. This is about power, influence and secrets and the kidnappers will do anything to extract them as well as keep them.
Wilson blends psychological intensity, constant action with a brilliantly intricate plot that will leave you gasping after the final page.
ISBN: 9781409143130 ISBN-10: 1409143139 Classification: Crime & mystery Format: Paperback (232mm x 154mm x 31mm) Pages: 416 Imprint: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) Publisher: Orion Publishing Co Publish Date: 17-Jan-2013 Country of Publication: United Kingdom