Dead Man’s Grip" by bestselling thriller writer Peter James has received strong reviews in advance of its November 22 hardcover release in the United States. The novel shot straight to no.1 on the UK bestseller charts, and American readers are now eagerly anticipating the release of this latest installment in James' popular Detective Roy Grace novels.
"Dead Man’s Grip" tells the chilling story of Carly Chase, who is traumatized after being involved in a traffic accident that kills a teenage student. After the accident, she receives news that turns her entire world into a living nightmare: the drivers of the other two vehicles involved have been found tortured and murdered, and there is a connection to a New York Mafia family.
Peter James is one of the world's best selling crime and thriller novelists. The murder mystery writer has developed a close working relationship with the Sussex, UK police over many years, spending an average of one day a week with them. His writing reveals a unique insight into the reality of modern day police work and forensic science. He has also carried out extensive research with police in Moscow, Munich, Paris, Melbourne, Sweden, New York and Romania, and regularly attends international police conferences to ensure he is at the cutting edge of investigative police work.
"This is the seventh novel I have written featuring Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, and I am thrilled to say that the series has now sold over six million copies worldwide and has been translated into thirty-four languages," James remarked. “The story of "Dead Man’s Grip" is also a particularly resonant one for me. One of the novel’s key scenes, in which a white van is recovered from the bottom of a harbor with the driver still inside, plays on my own claustrophobia, which is an intense fear that I’m sure many of my readers share.”