Deep Cover by Leigh Russell
When a sex worker dies in suspicious circumstances in York, Detective Inspector Geraldine Steel struggles to remain focused on the murder investigation. She is distracted by her worries about her colleague and life partner, Ian Peterson, who has disappeared. Geraldine becomes close to her colleague, Matthew. She is unaware that Ian is working undercover in London, helping to identify a criminal gang who have been targeting Geraldine. As a second victim is discovered in York, Ian’s life is threatened by a psychopath. If he fails in his mission, both he and Geraldine may die...
About the Author
Leigh Russell has sold over a million crime fiction novels, and writes full time. Published in English and in translation throughout Europe and in China, her Geraldine Steel and Ian Peterson titles have appeared on many bestseller lists, and reached #1 on kindle. Leigh's work has been nominated for several major awards, including the CWA New Blood Dagger and CWA Dagger in the Library, and her books have been optioned by major television production company Avalon Television.
I’m told that this is the 16th book in the DI Geraldine Steel police series. Her partner, Ian, is working undercover and no one seems to know where he is or in fact that he is working undercover.
I really don’t like giving so few stars to a work that an Author has given a lot of attention to but this may well be because it’s part of a series and, since I haven’t read the other books, I may well have been at a disadvantage.
One of the things that put me off a little bit was knowing immediately who the murderer is, and I didn’t particularly like the two main protagonists, Steel and Peterson, and certainly didn’t feel a connection towards them but there again, that may well have been because I haven’t read the series.
The plot is a good one however the amount of repetition spoiled the good points and the fact that an officer with no experience in working undercover could gain the trust of a criminal so easily, was a little fragmented and put me off.
However, on the positives, having the killer, Thomas highlighted and playing a pivotal role in more ways than one was a nice twist.
Some of the storyline was a little too far-fetched but there again, I appreciate that some readers love this and perhaps it is just not for me.
Having said that, the book was well written and for fans of the genre and the Author, I could see why they would love it.
Available to buy from 24.08.21