Quintin Jardine’s State Secrets out in paperback today!

We’re delighted that State Secrets, the 28th book in Quintin Jardine’s Bob Skinner series is released in paperback today.

A shocking act of violence at the Palace of Westminster draws Edinburgh’s toughest cop into a complex new case…

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…

Perfect for fans of Ian Rankin and Peter May, State Secrets has been winning praise since its hardback publication last October: ‘Gripping, complex and seemingly impossible to resolve until the carefully-crafted finale’, said one reader, and the Observer noted that it’s ‘well constructed, fast-paced…with many an ingenious twist and turn’.

You can get your own copy of State Secrets in paperback here . . .

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