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State Secrets (Bob Skinner series, Book 28)

A terrible act in the heart of Westminster. A tough-talking cop faces his most challenging investigation...
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    • Quintin Jardine
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A shocking act of violence at the Palace of Westminster draws Edinburgh's toughest cop into a complex new case...

Skinner is plunged into a web of politics and enemies in STATE SECRETS, another compelling and utterly addictive mystery from bestselling author, Quintin Jardine. Not to be missed by readers of Ian Rankin and Peter May.


Praise for Quintin Jardine's gritty novels: 'Well constructed, fast-paced...many an ingenious twist and turn' Observer

Former Chief Constable Bob Skinner is long out of the police force but trouble has a habit of following him around. So it is that he finds himself in the Palace of Westminster as a shocking act befalls the nation.

Hours before the Prime Minister is due to make a controversial statement, she is discovered in her office with a letter opener driven through her skull.

Is the act political? Personal? Or even one of terror?

Skinner is swiftly enlisted by the Security Service to lead the investigation. Reunited with Met Police Commander Neil McIlhenney, he has forty-eight hours to crack the case - before the press unleash their wrath.

There are many in the tangled web of government with cause to act. But the outcome will be one that not even Skinner himself could predict...

What readers are saying about STATE SECRETS:

'From start to finish it is a brilliant story written by a person of pure literary genius'

'Gripping, complex and seemingly impossible to resolve until the carefully-crafted finale'

'Twists and turns abound in this Skinner tome. You will not be disappointed as Bob continues to investigate and intimidate in his usual style'
  • Published: Jun 14 2018
  • Pages: 400
  • 198 x 128mm
  • ISBN: 9781472205766

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Press Reviews

  • Glasgow Herald
    Praise for Quintin Jardine: 'If Ian Rankin is the Robert Carlyle of Scottish crime writers, then Jardine is surely its Sean Connery'
  • Observer
    Well constructed, fast-paced, Jardine's narrative has many an ingenious twist and turn
  • New York Times
    Remarkably assured, raw-boned, a tour de force
  • Radio Times
    If you're looking for a detective whose personal life is as active, contradictory and complicated as his job then follow the Edinburgh exploits of Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner in Quintin Jardine's Skinner series
  • Guardian
    Deplorably readable
  • Oxford Times
    Compelling stuff
  • Allan Massie

    Scotsman
    Very engaging as well as ingenious, and the unraveling of the mystery is excellently done
  • Northern Echo
    Gritty cop drama that makes Taggart look tame
  • Stirling Observer
    More twists and turns than TV's Taggart at its best
  • Globe and Mail
    I love the Bob Skinner novels. Quintin Jardine's slick and suspenseful Edinburgh-set series has never failed to keep me riveted... Starts with a bang and doesn't let up till the last sentence
  • Scots Magazine
    Another cracker from Jardine... Plenty of twists and turns along the way to keep you engrossed