One of the top UK authors, Stephen Leather has made paedophilia the major theme of Night Shade. His literary creation, Met detective turned private eye Jack Nightingale, is hired by the brother of a man who topped himself to prove he had everything to live for.
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Of course the man had shot to death eight schoolchildren and a teacher earlier, but that made no sense either. To the upcountry police, it's an open-and-shut case _ the man simply snapped _ but Jack doesn't buy it. With the assistance of his former colleagues, he keeps digging deeper.
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