Turf Wars

Turf Wars

Hardback Published on: 11/11/2021
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Turf Wars
Nothing out there quite like Norek!
Just when you thought crime novels couldnt get any grittier, along comes Olivier Norek with The Babnlieues Trilogy, this is crime fiction not for the faint... READ MORE
Jo Morpeth


"Gripping . . . everything he writes is thrilling" Literary Review "Hits the ground running and never lets up . . . Slick, sick and not for the faint-hearted . . . It will make you cry out (for more)" - Mark Sanderson, The Times on The Lost and the Damned Olivier Norek: Former police officer, writer on SPIRAL and a million-copy bestseller The summary execution of three dealers - one murdered in full view of a police surveillance team - is the signal for hell to be unleashed in France's most notorious suburb. Now there's a new kingpin in charge, using his ruthless teenage enforcer to assert an iron grip on his territory. And the local mayor, no stranger to the criminal underworld, is willing to make a pact with the devil if it will secure her a third term. Enter Capitaine Coste and his team, ready to break the rules to prevent the drugs squad from throwing an elderly stash-minder to the lions as bait. But when the blue touchpaper is lit on the estates, it will be all they can do to save their own skins from the inferno. Once again, Norek draws on all his experience as a police officer in France's capital of crime - the same experience he drew on as a writer for the hit TV series Spiral - making Turf Wars the most authentic crime novel you'll read all year. What readers are saying about Olivier Norek You can see the similarities with the TV series Spiral, which can only be a major positive! A hard hitting and gritty French crime read that makes an impact. A great thriller, sardonic, humorous, dark. I loved this book. Well written and had an authentic feel to it. A complete page turner. Translated from the French by Nick Caistor

  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780857059666
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Weight: 540g
  • Dimensions: 230 x 160 x 34 mm

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Turf Wars
Turf Wars
This is the second in the Banlieues Trilogy, following on after The Lost and the Damned so you really should have read that first before starting this book... READ MORE
Turf Wars
Dark Times in the City of Light
Turf Wars is the second book in Olivier Norek's Baneleues trilogy. The first book, The Lost and the Damned introduced Capitaine Victor Coste' and his motl... READ MORE
David Blendell
Turf Wars
Grim, Gritty but utterly Compelling!
*4.5 stars* French author Olivier Norek, was a policeman, serving for 18 years and eventually rising to the rank of captain in the Seine-Saint-Denis distr... READ MORE
Maureen Ellis