The much-anticipated new Harry Virdee thriller from rising star A.A Dhand….
Bradford is Dhand's city - he grew up there, studied there. He knows these streets as well as anyone. Tensely paced and characteristically meticulously plotted, One Way Out takes you into the dark heart of a city under siege..
A bomb detonates in Bradford’s City Park.
When the alert sounds, DC I Harry Virdee has just enough time to get his son and his mother to safety before the bomb blows. But this is merely a stunt.
The worst is yet to come.
A new and aggressive nationalist group, the Patriots, have hidden a second device under one of the city’s one hundred and five mosques. In exchange for the safe release of those at Friday prayers, the Patriots want custody of the leaders of radical Islamist group Almukhtareen – the chosen ones.
The government does not negotiate with terrorists. Even when thousands of lives are at risk.
There is only one way out.
But Harry’s wife is in one of those mosques. Left with no choice, Harry must find the Almukhtareen, to offer the Patriots his own deal.
Thanks to Anne Cater from Random Things Tours for the invite to the tour for A.A. Dhand’s new blockbuster, One Way Out starring Harry Virdee
This is the 4th book in the explosive, Bradford based crime series starring DCI Harry Virdee.
And it is back with a bang!
The opening prologue is astonishing and jaw dropping..
Bradford is under attack, a summer's day, everyone is enjoying the sun. Then Boom, there is a warning , get out now! mass panic ensues and a huge explosion detonates wiping out part of Bradford city centre, though that isn’t the worst of it, a 2nd , bigger bomb is primed and ready to explode, hidden within one of the 105 Bradford mosques. This is a terrorist attack.
Enter DCI Harry Virdee, after leading his Mother and Son to safety he now needs to save his wife , trapped in one of the mosques ..
Dhand opens up the culture of the religions in this book , Sikh and Muslim, and delves deep into how Virdee, and his very split family cope when a real emergency is upon them. Reading the plight of Harry’s father is genuinely upsetting and so so important to not just this story and the series but no doubt to real life.
The writing is flawless and from the start this book is nothing short of immense , 4 chapters in I was just sat open-mouthed. And stayed that way through every short but intense chapter. The way Dhand writes, short sharp snappy chapters you have to read one more and another and another...
Harry Virdee, Bradford’s modern day Batman goes from strength to strength..
This is an absolutely on point , up to the minute thriller , this book could be real, this could happen any day, this is a scary book. It’s a shocking, gripping, emotional read.
A fearless, powerful, masterful piece of thriller writing.
5 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 and goes into my top 5 for this year so far.
A.A. Dhand was raised in Bradford and spent his youth observing the city from behind the counter of a small convenience store. After qualifying as a pharmacist, he worked in London and travelled extensively before returning to Bradford to start his own business and begin writing. The history, diversity and darkness of the city have inspired his Harry Virdee novels.
‘Outstanding, relentless, multi-layered... A crime debut to relish’ LEE CHILD
‘A SCORCHING story of a city divided...announces the arrival of a formidable crime writer’ DAILY MAIL
‘The blood count is high but the novel deserves attention for its sheer inventiveness & unbridled energy’ THE TIMES
‘A tense slice of neo-noir’ OBSERVER
'One of the most multi-layered policemen to have appeared in recent years' - MAIL ON SUNDAY
‘Delves deep into the dark side of Bradford, exploring a city riven by racial tensions.’ - SUNDAY EXPRESS