Sorry! This site requires JavaScript. Virtually nothing will work without it. Please enable it in your browser.

The Take

This is the second of Graham Hurley's Portsmouth based Faraday and Winter novels. For Joe Faraday the funeral of a young colleague, killed in a head-on car smash, is a bitter end to another grim week. And now the seemingly untouchable DC Paul Winter, master of the scam, has been hurt in a way he could never have imagined - and his one instinct is to lash out. But there is no time for grief in a CID squad. A disgraced gynaecologist is missing and his caseload of maimed women is a muder-suspect list from hell. It's an impossible workload, and if that wasn't enough, the politicians and the suits are conspiring to make Faraday's life even harder...

Important places

Portsmouth (97)


Portsmouth (98)


United Kingdom (21,421)

Other geographical areas

English Channel (250)
South East (2,496)
Yorkshire and The Humber (6,115)
North of England (7,026)