To celebrate international yacht racing and Cowes Week, Death Surge, the tenth in the DI Andy Horton series of police procedural crime novels, set against the backdrop of Cowes Week is on a special price promotion via Aerbooks.
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Cowes Week is one of the highlights of Britain's summer sporting events. It has been held in early August every year since 1826, except during the two world wars. Traditionally, Cowes Week takes place during the first week of August though it is sometimes delayed a week to take into account the tides or, as in 2012, to avoid a clash with the Olympic Games. Over the years the event has attracted British and foreign royalty, and many famous faces.
A telephone call from a frantic Sergeant Cantelli to say that his nephew, Johnnie Oslow, is missing cuts short Detective Inspector Horton’s sailing trip to France. Summoned back to the Isle of Wight, Horton learns that Johnnie has not shown up for racing during Cowes Week, as previously arranged. The investigation is ranked low priority by Horton’s boss, DCI Lorraine Bliss, who like others believes Johnnie has probably gone off with a woman. But events take a very different turn when the charred remains of a body are discovered in one of the disused tunnels at the Hilsea Lines in Portsmouth. With the arrival of Detective Chief Superintendent Sawyer of the Intelligence Directorate and Agent Harriet Eames of Europol, what began as the hunt for a missing man becomes the search for a ruthless killer