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Broken
DI Kate Burrows is put in charge of a murder inquiry where children are being abandoned and in some cases killed. At the same time that she is attempting to solve this case, her boyfriend Patrick Kelly, a renowned 'villain' has been hiding his criminal activities from her. She has to both solve the case and try to keep her personal life from crumbling around her....
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This is a story spanning four decades beginning in the 1960s. It tells the story of a gangland family riven apart by its own actions, to say nothing of the other mobsters in London giving a fatal helping hand to engineer their destruction. The first part of the book begins with the rise and rise of a criminal thug, Patrick Brodie who marries a much younger girl, Lily - the love of his life and as his family grows up, Brodie expands his criminal activi...
Dangerous Lady
The life of Maura Ryan, from her childhood years in the early 1950s right up to 1985 where throughout her life, influenced by her parents, she takes on London's biggest gangster figures. But all mobsters get their come-uppance, and in order to get herself out of trouble with a rival West End mob she has to engineer the biggest gold bullion robbery of its time. To add to her problems, Maura is romantically involved with a policeman . . ....
Faceless
Disturbing, heavily detailed by first rate and compelling story of Marie Carter, a young woman who is released from prison after serving an eleven year sentence for murders under the influence of hard drugs. When she returns to her family, they all wish to disown her, apart from her two children from years ago who are at the mercy of overbearing parents and Patrick Connor, London's most feared Afro-British gang leader who is involved in drugs and prostit...

Cole booklist

Goodnight Lady
A fascinating and emotional tale of the life of Briony Cavangh from her impoverished childhood in the 1900s right through to her rise to notoriety in London's sleazy underworld from the 1920s right up to the 1960s. Through her career, she comes under threat from various London gangs eager to take over her lucrative business, and it seems that her twin sons want a piece of the action as well, resorting to extreme methods to muscle in. But there is a price...
The Jump
The Jump is the story of Donna and Georgio Brunos. Georgio is arrested and sent to prison for a crime that he was framed for. He finds life inside the prison unbearable, since he is in the same prison as a maniacal inmate named Lewis. Lewis is the man who Georgio stole a lot of money from. Lewis wants his money or else Georgio will die. Donna is unawares of Georgio's life style. She is beautiful, educated and niave. However, as the story unfolds...
The Ladykiller
George gets his kicks by killing young women, then raping and mutilating their dead bodies. One of his victims is a young girl Mandy Kelly, her father is a local gangster and he is out for revenge to find the murderer of his beautiful daughter. Kate Burrows is in charge of the murder investigation,but she has feelings for Patrick. ...
The Runaway
A very disturbing but highly compelling and exciting story of two runaway children, Cathy Connor and Eammon Docherty who leave home, become forced into care, abscond from the children's home and become drawn into the worlds of underage prostitution and London's gangland respectively. As the years go by, both children grow up in their illegal professions, gaining their reputations, and their paths will cross once again with terrifying consequences....


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