Hidden by Roger A. Price #BlogTour

July 2, 2019

Vinnie’s romantic holiday did not go as planned. There was an assault, his companion was threatened and the police asked them to leave.
And when Vinnie returns to his police job in Manchester, things don’t get much better, as he finds himself at the heart of an investigation that stretches from Manchester to all corners of Europe. Women are being trafficked into the UK and forced into prostitution, and while the police are diligent in their enquiries, they seem to have a rogue in their midst.
As events unravel, the lines between good and bad, police and criminals, seem to become more and more blurred… and the stakes for all involved are getting higher.
Hidden is Book 3 in Roger Price’s the badge and the pen series, but it can equally be read as a novel in its own right. Existing fans of Vinnie and Christine are bound to love it, but Hidden is also perfect for crime and police fiction lovers, and anybody who loves a fast-paced, gripping story.
Thanks to Sarah from Book on the Brightside for introducing me to Roger A.Price and this, the 3rd in his, Badge and the Pen series starring DI Vinnie Palmer, and intrepid TV reporter Christine Jones.
This is the first in the series for me , but after this one, I will be adding the first 2 to the ever growing TBR!
A good opening chapter, set in Spain with Vinnie and Christine on their first holiday together sets the scene for this excellent police procedural.
After returning from their holiday after its cut short due to the events In chapter 1, Vinnie takes on an investigation into Human Trafficking and prostitution.
Full of plenty of twists and turns to keep the most avid crime reader happy, the story moves along at a great pace.
The 2 main characters, are just starting a relationship, and their chemistry is excellent, and they are a very strong duo.
This is top rate thriller from an author who very clearly knows his stuff, the dark world of human trafficking and police corruption, are brilliantly told, I really enjoyed Price’s writing style.
Easily read as a stand-alone, this is a fast paced, fantastically detailed, gritty crime thriller and one of the best and most well researched police procedural I’ve read.
Highly Recommended



I was born in Bury, raised in Whitley Bay, and have lived in Lancashire since I was thirteen. Currently living in Preston, I served for over thirty-one years with the Lancashire Constabulary, the Regional Crime Squad and the National Crime Squad. I retired in the rank of detective inspector in charge of a covert unit, which received local and national acclaim for its successes in engaging those who openly sold Class A drugs, such as heroin and crack cocaine.
Prior to this I led the C.I.D. in Preston for a short while and before that I was in charge of a dedicated informant unit. Previous experiences include work on many murder investigations and other serious crimes, as well as time spent on drug squads. I have served around the region, country, and overseas.


My work on the National Crime Squad took me across Europe and to the Far East. I have been commended on four occasions. I now write fiction based in-part on my experiences, and in-part from my fevered imagination.
My First novel, By Their Rules, was followed by A New Menace, before I joined Endeavour Media with a new ‘Badge & the Pen’ series of crime thrillers which brings together maverick DI Vinnie Palmer and sassy investigative news reporter, Christine Jones. Unlikely bedfellows who compliment each other as they seek the truth but from differing agendas.
The first in the series is Nemesis, where they hunt down an escaped psychopath, followed by Vengeance, where the troubles of Northern Ireland of twenty years ago remerge in the criminal underworld of north west England.


HIDDEN, is the third where Vinnie and Christine face the worst of criminals, as they hunt those responsible for people trafficking, forced servitude and prostitution, in a race-against-time thriller.
I have also written an original returning police drama for TV which is going out on submission as we speak, via my agent Olav Wyper at SMA Talent Ltd. McCall and Stamp are trouble-shooters from the dark world of covert policing; solving problems where nothing is black or white: only grey!



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  • Sarah Hardy July 2, 2019 at 9:10 am

    Thanks for being on the blog tour today Alex and for the great review x

  • Roger A. Price July 2, 2019 at 9:11 am

    Hi Alex, it’s lovely to make your acquaintance at last, and thank you so much for your kind words of review, I’m really chuffed you enjoyed Hidden so – which I also helps to do its bit in raising awareness to the scourge which is at its premise. Thanks also, for having me as your quest today, and I’ll keep popping in should any of your followers have any questions, thanks again, Roger.

  • Jane Risdon July 2, 2019 at 10:15 am

    I am reading it now, and loving it. Have enjoyed all Roger’s books so far and this is not disappointing in any shape or form. Thanks for your fab review.

    • Roger A. Price July 2, 2019 at 12:06 pm

      So kind of you to comment, Jane, and I’m really glad you are enjoying Hidden, cheers, Roger.

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