New Police Procedural: “Children of the Revolution”

Peter Robinson, the NY Times best selling author of Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks series, has a new book out: Children of the Revolution is gritty and full of mind games…like previous ones in the series!

A Brief Summary:

The body of a disgraced college lecturer is found on an abandoned railway line. In the four years since his dismissal for sexual misconduct, he’d been living like a hermit. So where did he get the 5,000 pounds found in his pocket?

Leading the investigation, Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks begins to suspect that the victim’s past may be connected to his death. Forty years ago the dead man attended a university that was a hotbed of militant protest and divisive, bitter politics. And as the seasoned detective well knows, some grudges are never forgotten—or forgiven.

Just as he’s about to break the case open, his superior warns him to back off. Yet Banks isn’t about to stop, even if it means risking his career. He’s certain there’s more to the mystery than meets the eye . . . and more skeletons to uncover before the case can finally be closed.

Our Take:

As many of the books in this sub-genre, the answers lie in the past. We struggled a little to get into the link with the past events, in the end we liked the story: This book’s strong point is its plot!

Our Rating: 3.7

Like Books By Peter Robinson?

You can check out these other titles from the series as well. Click on the images to go to Amazon page for each book.