A middle-aged philosophy professor with a sarcastic sense of humour, an ongoing rivalry with his highly-strung colleague Jeremy, and a rocky relationship with his ex-wife.
But he has far more pressing matters to attend to than domestic disputes and academic feuds.
He moonlights as a private investigator.
In ‘Human, All Too Human’ the first three best-selling Paul Rook thrillers are collected together for the first time.
Rook’s latest assignment involves the Steele family - a set of notorious criminal gangsters. Coming from a world of underhand dealings they do not want to get the police involved when a member of the family is murdered. So they turn to Rook.
Will his Philosophical Investigations get to the heart of the matter and solve the case? Or will their dark and dangerous world prove too hard to crack?
THE NATURAL LAW
Rook meets Mary King, whose small-time criminal husband has been shot dead in a faraway hotel room. Almost immediately a mysterious character, known only as Gladiator, begins to send text messages to Rook, warning him off the trail.
As the messages continue, the body count starts to mount. Is the killer trying to prove a point? Or just play a deadly game? As the case unfolds, Rook finds himself immersed in the murky world of crooked politicians, shady arms deals, and a web of criminals and cover- ups which extends further than he could ever have imagined…
BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL
Rook’s latest job is for Andy Hebden, who hires him to find his brother Marty. Marty had been selling Warhol prints and, after going to meet a client, Jacques Brissot, he disappeared, along with the paintings and half a million in cash. But before Rook can find Marty, Andy turns up dead.
Brissot proves almost impossible to track down, and before he knows it, Rook has become the target of one of Brissot’s men… Can Rook find Marty before the killers find him? Or will this philosophical investigation be his last…?
Praise for Steve Attridge:
'A brilliantly original detective.' - Robert Foster, best-selling author of 'The Lunar Code'.
Steve Attridge is an award-winning screen writer and novelist. His television dramas include Hawkins and The Boot Street Band and his other books include 'Waking Dreams', 'Behind Closed Doors', and 'Bottom of the List'.
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