An Amazon UK Editors’ Pick – Best Books of the Year 2022
Carnival season is off to an explosive start in this thriller from the bestselling DI Nick Dixon crime series…
Detective Chief Inspector Nick Dixon arrives late for Bridgwater’s winter carnival. He’s come to see the squibbing, the traditional firework display that brings the town’s November festivities to a dramatic close. But when the squib of Avalon Carnival Club president Richard Webb is lit, it explodes, engulfing him in flames.
Dixon knows he’s just witnessed a killer making a very public statement. And he can’t help feeling it’s only the beginning.
After his suspicions are confirmed at the Burnham-on-Sea carnival forty-eight hours later, the race is on to find the killer before the next event in a nearby town.
Can Dixon stop the killings before any more lives are lost? And can he do it with police Professional Standards investigators breathing down his neck?
‘…a fantastic fast-paced book. Damien Boyd knows how to draw the reader in and I was with Nick Dixon all the way. He certainly went through the wringer with this one, and so did I. Left bereft now until the next book, thank you so much…’
‘It’s well plotted and that plot is expertly executed with some great characters, both series and episode. All, irrespective of the size of their contribution, well drawn and completely credible.’
‘The backdrop of the carnival was a great scene setter and plot device. The squibbing scene had me heading over to YouTube – terrifying! Good plotting and pace as ever and those touches of realism make you want to head over to the Zalshah and the Red Cow.’
‘Fast paced, fascinating, and kept me guessing to the end as always. With this one Damien Boyd has given me a new item for my bucket list. I really want to see squibbing in person now.’