Dead Tomorrow : Roy Grace

  • by Peter James
  • Narrated by David Bauckham
  • Series: Roy Grace
  • 17 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In an evil world, everything is for sale....
The body of a missing teenager is dredged from the seabed off the Sussex coast, missing vital organs. Soon after, a further two more bodies are found...
Caitlin Beckett, a 15 year old in Brighton will die if she does not receive an urgent transplant. When the health system threatens to let her down her mother takes drastic action and goes to an online broker in black-market organs. The broker can provide what she wants, but it will come at a price.
As Superintendent Roy Grace investigates the recovered bodies, he unearths the trail of a gang of child traffickers operating from Eastern Europe. Soon Grace and his team will find themselves in a race against time to save the life of a young street kid, while a desperate mother will stop at nothing to save her daughter's life....
Dead Tomorrow is the fifth novel in the multi-million copy best-selling Roy Grace series from number one author Peter James.

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Best one yet....

This is a GREAT audiobook. Excellent story, excellently read. I felt that Peter James had really defined each character, with a particularly well-observed depiction of young teens. Even the regulars felt more rounded and three-dimensional than ever before. It is rare that I feel bereft when a book ends - this is one of those rare times.
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- Sharon

Good story overburdened with superfluous details

It's hard to believe that this book is by the same author as the excellent Dead Man's Grip. Dead Tomorrow's basic story of the two sides of human organ trafficking is topical and thought-provoking, but the narrative is mired in endless detail about what people are wearing, how their hair is coiffured and the furniture in the room. It's noticeable that this book is much longer than other in the Roy Grace series. There's also far too much sugary prose about Grace and his new love Chloe that verges on nauseating. Some of the other characters don't ring true, especially Lynn, whose daughter desperately needs a liver transplant, who though employed in a job that needs people-skills she peppers her speech with the F-word when, for example, speaking with member of the transplant team. Swearing has it's place but to be effective it should be used sparingly in books and plays.

Having enjoyed other books in the series I put this book down as an aberration.

The reader does a good job ploughing through all the verbiage!
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- Kirstine

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-11-2009
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.