UK & Comm Constable & Robinson (June 2013, Ed. James Gurbutt, 410 pages)
US & Canada St Martin's Press Inc (Ed. Charles Spicer)
Detective Inspector Kate Simms is on the fast track to nowhere. Five years ago she helped a colleague when she shouldn’t have. She’s been clawing her way back from a demotion ever since.
Professor Nick Fenimore is a failed genetics student, successful gambler, betting agent, crime scene officer , chemistry graduate, toxicology specialist and one time scientific advisor to the National Crime Faculty. He is the best there is. But five years ago his wife and daughter disappeared and he burnt through NCF resources looking for them. Kicked out of the NCF he’s since hidden himself away as a forensics lecturer in Scotland.
In Manchester addicts are turning up dead. Junkies, so who cares? It’s a lose/lose case, and Simms’ superior is only too pleased to hand it to her. Then a celebrity dies with the same drug in her system and the media gets interested. Another overdose victim shows up, but this time the MO is different. The woman has been systematically beaten and all identifying features removed. The evidence doesn’t makes sense and Simms' superiors seem to be obstructing her investigation.
The one person Simms can’t afford to associate with is Fenimore. He’s the only one who can help.
Everyone Lies teams science, forensics and plot in a fast pace action crime thriller thanks to the skills of the two authors that form the team AD Garrett.