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The Trail

The Trail by James Ellson
The Trail by James Ellson

The first book in the critically acclaimed DCI Castle series

Longlisted for the Boardman Tasker award for mountain literature.

‘Intelligent and pacy thriller . . . A taut, keenly observed tale of revenge, perseverance and the struggle against injustice’

Paula Hawkins

‘Stunning . . . An exciting new addition to the world of crime fiction’

Stephen Booth

‘A compelling read and refreshingly original. Beyond good and evil, with a bit of Sepp Blatter, and a grenade. So many great characters and a thundering climax on a rope bridge in the Himalayas.’

Andy Martin, Reacher Said Nothing

‘A detective and author to remember’

Ed Church, the Detective Brook Deelman series

A missing person enquiry leads Manchester DCI Rick Castle to Nepal.

Manchester. DCI Rick Castle is inspecting his bees when his boss phones. A minor cannabis dealer has been reported missing. His father’s a war hero.
Rick flies to Nepal, and heads up the trail. Through villages of staring children and fluttering prayer-flags. Brilliant blue skies, and snow-capped mountains.
He finds a dead body.
Then a second.
Nothing in this world was ever straightforward. Nothing.
Finally, he puts himself in the firing line, and has a decision to make. Is it the right one? The moral one?

Three missing. Two continents. One detective.