Death By Decree
Could you unwittingly become the target of evil? Could your world be turned upside
down and inside out? How could such a thing happen to you? It can’t, can it?
Have you ever stopped to consider the transient nature of your life? Do you think that
nothing will ever change? That it will always be like this? I hate to be the bearer of bad
news, but I’m afraid it won’t. Sometimes that is a good thing, and sometimes it is not.
Single mum Jane Cooper is forced into an altercation with a woman in a supermarket.
It seems quite innocuous. But it escalates, and despite Jane’s best efforts to calm the
situation, the aggressor is knocked to the floor.
The problem is the woman happens to be one Sharon Brown, the wife of one of the
most feared gangster duos in England; Dougie Brown and his maniacal brother Len
‘the bitch’ Brown.
Sharon is more seriously hurt than first thought, and they feel that their name and
reputation has been weakened because of the humiliating episode. So, Jane Cooper
must be found, and an example made of her. Everyone connected to her is now in grave
Those in Jane’s circle begin to pay the price of her upsetting Sharon and Dougie Brown.
Jane is the ultimate target, but she must suffer first.
Detective Inspector David Stark and his team of CID detectives battle psychotic
criminals and sinister forces within their ranks to protect Jane and bring the criminals
to justice. It is not easy, and when Jane disappears, the clock is ticking.
Can Jane survive this? How can she protect her daughter and elderly parents? Will the
Brown’s get their hands on her? If so, how extreme will her punishment be? Jane never
wanted it to get this far. It seems unstoppable. It is death by decree.
In his sixth gritty crime thriller, award-winning author Keith Wright again regales the
stark reality of crime, derived from his hands-on experience as a CID detective sergeant
working in an inner-city area.
Keith’s books are set in Nottingham in the 1980s – a time before political correctness
and mobile phones, DNA and CCTV. It was a different world.